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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-25-08 03:19 AM
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55. No, the original is stamped ORIGINAL in red and it and the original and the stamped
---with incremental numerical stamps. The duplicate is then reprocessed. All of the information is recorded in bound paper lab notebooks. Numbers of ballots are reconciled daily, and election workers stay all night if necessary until that happens.

WA is a voter intent state, which extends the franchise as widely as possible. You don't get your ballot thrown out if you make an X instead of filling in the oval, if you use red ink, if your ballot gets stray ink marks in wrong places due to sitting on top of another ballot with messy ink, if the registry of the ballot is slightly off, if your vote for candidate A and also write in candidate A. You don't even get disenfranchised for being an asshole and doing editorial cartoons in the margins.

If you make a mistake and then pull the lever, by contrast, you are screwed.
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