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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 05:32 PM
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45. OK.
Interesting. 4 hours for that many votes sure did seem slow! I could only guess by the photos at 30 counters, but don't know how many they really use. Can we get a number on that or do you think the 30+- is about correct?

Still, with 156 million votes(races/issues) to count, rather than 30,000-50,000, how many counters would the County need to have? We cannot only look at them as 'precinct counters', as the County will need to train and oversee them. The precinct workers already work 9-15 hours, so they would be unlikely to be the counters, I'd think.

Let's just call it a round 100 million votes to count, (as we know nowhere near 100% turn out) just to get an idea.

Still trying to figure out how any elections office head would react to doing 100 million hand vote counts vs. 50,000.

It is interesting to try to imagine if this could work with 53 ballot issues. 53 different colored ballots?! 53 different pages for each ballot?!

Lots to think about.

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