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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-09-07 09:55 PM
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73. Actually about 50 times more complicated
Applegrove I agree with you, our ballots and elections in the US are too complicated. I have yet to see a federal election ballot in my city with less than 30 races and or issues. And now my state is standardizing election dates so that all county, school, bond etc issues all have to be done on those standard election dates making the ballots even longer. I actually had one person who supports HCPB tell me that the way to do this was to count the ballots as you went along i.e. open the box periodically during slow periods. And I said WTF? How can that possibly be secure? And don't tell me that it's all on cameras. Who is going to be watching all this democracy 24/7.

The key to a safe and secure election is of course the process. There have to be good secure procedures in place, a good chain of command of the ballot boxes with multiple people watching. Private vendors need to be kicked the hell out of our voting systems, but I'm not totally opposed to machines.

Sonia

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