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Re: [802SEC] FW: Quality in Voting


I do not believe that the message that you forwarded for 
<> is actually directed at 802. Ms Hypes also directed 
her message to Steve Berger, Working Group Chair for P1583. I believe that 
project is the closest thing IEEE has to her interests.


At 01:47 PM 4/28/2003 -0700, Bob O'Hara wrote:

>Forwarded for a non-subscriber.  Unfortunately, the attachment is
>mangled beyond repair by majordomo and I have deleted it.
>  -Bob
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Hypes Ann <>
>To: "''" <>
>Subject: FW: Quality in Voting
>Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:34:17 -0400
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Hypes Ann
>Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 4:32 PM
>To: ''; '';
>''; ''
>Subject: Quality in Voting
>I would like to participate in developing "standards" in the voting
>PROCESS.  My interest in not in developing standards with equipment, but
>in the process from start prior to opening the polls to reporting
>results AND voter education.
>  I did not know which of you to contact, please help me to locate the
>proper person.
>'Be the Vote' is the phrase behind my vision for the American Citizen.
>I know that every eligible American Voter should;
>'Be the Vote' that counts,
>'Be the Vote' that elects the person to represent themselves,
>and 'Be the Vote' that makes the difference in the quality of life.
>   <> is my website link.
>I  have visualized  the use of quality audits in the election process
>since the 2000 presidential election.
>I have performed quality audits in a professional manner for several
>years in several industries.
>Performing a quality audit at voting sites is new and has never been
>performed. There is skepticism about a quality audit adding value to the
>voting process.
>I will be focused on performing audits of some Virginia voting sites in
>June 2003,  so that value can be shown through my analysis of the
>I have communicated to Representatives and the VA State Board of
>Elections (SBE) about my idea and my interest of improving the voting
>process.  They were both encouraging and supportive, which made me more
>determined to promote this idea.
>There has been a lot of attention given to updating equipment and
>training poll workers.  I have seen this in the many articles about what
>can be done to improve the voting system.
>('System' is used to describe a piece of equipment, not the whole voting
>Updating equipment and training can be meaningless, if the data
>collected does not show results of these improvements.  There are voting
>process issues which have not been addressed.  I can show  where these
>weaknesses are, with actual audit data.  All weaknesses can be improved
>which in turn will improve the whole process.
>The attached files illustrates;
>1) my quality surveys to the voter and to the voting site which will
>lead to a "checklist" of questions asked during an audit.
>2) I will not include the audit checklist until you agree to register my
>I and my colleges are professional auditors and will perform these
>audits in a professional manner.
>We will report results to all that request one, including the VA SBE.
>I am using this information to verify that my audit is consistent with
>the goals for reducing process variables and increasing voter
>In these audits, there will be no interference with the voters, or
>workers and no discussion of the political issues.
>3) The Voter Survey will measure customer satisfaction of the voting
>process.  This survey results and paper will be discussed in ASQ's
>(American Society for Quality) May publication. This survey can be
>viewed by pressing on the link
>Thanks for your time,
>Please let me know how I can participate.
>Best Regards,
>Ann Hypes,
>(757) 875-7446 work
>(804) 693-7746 home
>(757) 509-1580 cell
> <>  or
> <>  are my email