Voting Machine Total-Cost-of-Ownership Calculator

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A machine must last at least 5 elections to break even vs. hand counted ballots and possibly as many as 480 .

Human cost per ballot counted $0.0833333333333333-$0.5.
Machine cost per ballot counted (over 10 elections) $0.25-$4.

Minimum cost per human counting hour (dollars)
Maximum cost per human counting hour (dollars)
Minimum seconds per human counted ballot
Maximum seconds per human counted ballot
Minimum cost per voting machine (dollars)
Maximum cost per voting machine (dollars)
Minimum votes counted per voting machine
Maximum votes counted per voting machine

Santa Barbara, CA example:
$1,300,000 spent on a 200 machine system to count 100,000 votes per election.
$6500 per machine, counting 500 votes each.

View vote_tco source (perl)