[CAVO] Report on real ballot observer problems

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Tue Nov 15 19:10:43 UTC 2016

To CAVO (with limited BCC to some local citizens who received the original
email quoted below):

Below is an observation about ballot counting in Mendocino County,


> As it turned out, I was allowed line of sight through a Dutch door and
could see well. Katrina, who is in charge, also provided me with a chair to
sit in. There is also an overhead cam to view from the lobby. Sitting at the
cam means you really can't hear anything and you can't see details of the
ballots and actions of the processors - the top of the door is really the
best. Not really a lot to see, of course, just processing of received
ballots. Observers are given a tag to wear and a packet of information.


Can we trust our elections in California? Is this better than open source


Can we at CAVO please convey our trust concerns (real or hypothetical!) to
the California Secretary of State? 


Can we also share with our colleagues in San Francisco and Los Angeles that
their (and others') efforts to fund and create open source elections
software are also wanted here in Mendocino County! We also need it.




Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw ( <http://www.rosenlaw.com/> www.rosenlaw.com) 

3001 King Ranch Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482

Cell: 707-478-8932 

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