Bo Lipari report, 5/2/05


In February 2005, the NYC Electronic Voting Systems Department released a preliminary draft report comparing acquisition and ongoing costs of different types of voting systems. While the authors acknowledge that "the report has limited value as a reliable projection of actual costs", many election officials and legislators have been quoting numbers from the report as if it were a definitive study.


This is unfortunate, as the EVS report is flawed, relying on unsupported assumptions that exaggerate the costs of precinct based optical scan systems and underestimate the cost of full face ballot touchscreen/pushbutton electronic voting machines.


NYVV has prepared an analysis of the EVS report .  Here is the original EVS report.


Bo Lipari