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The purpose of ballot delivery (BD) technology is to deliver an appropriate ballot to a given voter via a ballot delivery mechanism (such as the USPS/mail system or alternative electronic transport mechanisms, such as email, website download, etc.). Most typically one will think of the need to deliver blank ballots to voters from a given election office. Paper-based absentee ballots are very common in this case. However, it is becoming increasingly common to encounter electronic blank ballot delivery, particularly in UOCAVA and similar contexts. In such cases, voters would be provided with ways to receive and access a blank electronic ballot, say, via their email, website download of the blank ballot, etc. Potentially voters receiving such an electronic ballot could receive it via many different possible personal devices, be they standalone personal computers, tablets, laptops, and/or “smart devices” (e.g., smartphones, etc.). Although paper-based ballots are typically transferred via “the mail system”, the trajectory of a given ballot in such spaces may include many different mail systems (USPS, military mail system) and differentphysical transport mechanisms (by land, sea, train, air, etc.). Over time, the use of voted ballot return (a.k.a., voted ballot delivery) has become more prevalent. Even though it has the same delivery/transport mechanisms available to it, the primary concern for voted ballot delivery is how to return voted ballots in a most secure fashion. So far, mail has been the transport mechanism of choice for absentee voters. Similar to BoD, voters and election officials may have various reasons to desire an ability to create or convert existing ballot representations into alternative formats.
Blank ballot delivery: from EO to voter
Voted ballot return: from voter to EO
Multiple ballot representations
e.g., QRCoded + human-readable ballot content (list of choices)
Ballot conversions for ballot delivery mechanisms
e.g., convert electronic to paper QRCode, deliver via secure physical transfer, convert to electronic QRCode, print on-demand
For each use case scenario, please address these questions:
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