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Reply #6: It's a DRE that happens to use paper ballots as the user interface. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 01:31 PM
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6. It's a DRE that happens to use paper ballots as the user interface.
Edited on Sat May-30-09 01:35 PM by Bill Bored
It takes "pictures" of the ballots the way DREs are supposed to record what was on the touch screen. The voters can only verify the ballots however -- NOT the computer-generated image files.

Some of our more rabid anti-lever zealots who claim to be in favor of "Verified Voting", and of course some election officials who don't want to count paper ballots, have even proposed using these computer-generated IMAGE FILES to audit elections INSTEAD OF THE PAPER BALLOTS!

Someone ought to 86 their Kool-Ade refills and send them home in a taxi!
I think they've had QUITE ENOUGH TO DRINK!

Caption: NY Election Commissioners and "VV" Groups Favoring "Auditing"
of Computer-Generated Ballot Images

The ES&S DS200 is another such creature. A DRE in scanner's clothing, also authorized for use in the 2009 pilot -- though still not certified.
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