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AikidoSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 09:32 AM
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27. Canada's regional elections do the same type of manual counting
In Canada the counters are represented by each party, and each counting group is limited to counting 500 votes. It's also done publicly, with many observers. The counting starts earlier than in Scotland, and the counting is usually accomplished before midnight.

In Canada there are not as many issues on the ballot as here in the U.S. We suggest that we have more elections to solve this problem. One for candidates and maybe one issue. And another for local candidates, judges, and a few more issues. This way it wouldn't take as long. The key would be to make the elections important enough to get people interested enough to vote.

As it stands now there are too many candidates and issues on the ballot which takes too long to count. We ran a mock on this and figured out how long it would take and the only solution is to break up the elections into more than one every two years. :)
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