Ballot Generator

This software generates a list of names in a random order, suitable for use in an election. It is particularly envisaged for use with BOB as the final output of information can be directly copied into BOB's configuration files.

The randomness is generated by placing the names of the candidates in an array (a list) and then shuffling their order a random number of times (between 100 and 500 times per candidate). This should be sufficiently random for most elections.

It is also possible to turn the random function off, if you would simply like to generate the BOB input file.

Please note that this software contains no checking functions and so you must manually check every stage before proceeding to the next. No guarantees are made as to the compatibility of the final data with BOB.

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Download the source code (released under the GPL).