[EM] Re: Voting Systems Study of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota

Araucaria Araucana araucaria.araucana at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 10:45:22 PDT 2005

<dialogue about approval and detection of tampering>

Another thought occurred to me.  With either Approval or ranking, it
is easy enough to "un-vote" for a candidate by simply drawing a line
through all of the candidate's fill-in spots.

A machine reader can be set to count multiple ranks or excessive
ink as lowest rank or non-approved.

This prevents tampering via overvotes and makes the intention clear if
the ballot is read by hand.  And it takes mere moments to strike out
all non-preferred candidates.  Zip, zip, zip, and you're done.

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