Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Scanning Update

The project's volunteer scanners caught up last week with available ballots.

We will scan the last ballots as they are made available to us from the elections office, which is still doing operations like checking provisional ballots.

Ballot scans and an independent count should be available around the end of June.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 2010 Primary

The transparenteers started scanning last Tuesday's ballots on Thursday. Some folks came in on Saturday, as well. Twelve thousand are now scanned, and another sixteen thousand should be scanned by mid-week. We will then pause until the Elections Department makes available the final batch of seven or eight thousand. I believe these are composed mostly of provisionals and absentee ballots received close to the election.

These are 8.5 x 17 ballots. Although the scanner processes them at a rate of 2,500 or so double sided ballots per hour, we're finding a typical throughput of 1,000 per hour.