Stakeholder Workshop 1

Voting Breakout Group: Notes

(Notetaker: Cynthia Jimes)


Additional notes taken during the breakout here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/vuyEyf8pZx



What is our scope?

Whatever form of voting that someone decides on--that should be accessible.  And include all stages that lead up to and surround the actual voting act. all require needs and preferences. And as long as you have an interface, preferences are involved

From the stakeholder interview discussion --> Preferences most important:

Two main places where prefs come in

Stages of voting process

There are several systems where people could benefit from preferences:

Election Systems


VOTING PROCESS

a. Ways to register to vote:

b. Knowing where to vote

c. Then actual voting process - preparing to vote, deciding whom to vote on, marking and casting

What are the issues that you hear as being the most frustrating for voters?

MD (the state) says that can’t be multiple voting systems. only single voting system for all voters. so one voting computer and it is also accessible. on these systems, what is missing:

Edge cases for voting:


Voting Breakout Session - Creating Use Cases and Needs and Preferences

Name: Minjun (pronounced Min-Joon)

Age: 28

Occupation: Home health aid

Interests:

Description:

Needs & Preferences:


Alternatives to discovering what the person needs:





FIRST DISCOVERY Use Case Storyboards ("Minjun wants to vote")


Requirements:

- advantage is relatively few preferences

- no assumption of expertise on part of assistance

- fast ()


We think:

- Preferences should be modeled during setup (this is like Explore)

TYPE OF STORY


Step 1:

- Arrives at polling place

- There is a line

Step 2:

- A poll worker (working the line) approaches him

- Asks if there are any first time voters

- Poll worker "presents" kiosk to voter (before/after/during registration TBD)


[Registration might take place before or after use of the practice/preference kiosk]


Step 3:

- Poll worker guides him to the practice/preference kiosk


Step 4:

- Poll worker asks if they would like a headset to hear the very short "how-to video"

- If they plug it in, this is [PREFERENCE-AUDIO BALLOT]


Step 5:

- Language picker [PREFERENCE-LANGUAGE] in high contrast, large text, and audio


Step 6:

- Do you need alternate input  [PREFERENCES-ALT-INPUT] in high contrast, large text, and audio

- Poll worker can help them answer and help connect device???


Step 7:

- A very short video plays explaining that this system will help them making the voting system easier to use. User can replay video. Control buttons (and captions) high contrast, large text, and audio


Step 8(a):

- Pick from a variety of high contrast and low contrast options. [PREFERENCE-COLOR_CONTRAST]

- Pick from presets that encompass various settings in each preset configuration (e.g. blank screen, contrast, text size)


-Presets are snippets of actual screenshots


Step 8(b):

- Pick from a variety of high contrast and low contrast options (this is included in presets below?). [PREFERENCE-TEXT-SIZE]

- Pick from presets that encompass various settings in each preset configuration (e.g. blank screen, contrast, text size)

-Presets are snippets of actual screenshots


Step 8(c):

Step 9:

- Practice/preference kiosk output is needs and preference (token/ticket/whatever) which is then used SOMEHOW to setup voting machine UI


Step 10:

- Goes to vote on voting machine...