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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-03-08 02:23 PM
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My Diebold OpScan ballot is FOLDED and guess where the fold is!?!
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I requested an absentee ballot here in Vermont and I'm filling it out now. I noticed it's folded in thirds to fit in the envelope. And get this, the oval I have to fill in for Obama is about one millimeter from the crease. I don't know about Diebold specifically but I know folds cause problems with scanners. Just think about the last time you tried to feed a dollar bill into a change machine. A fold in the bill is a big problem.

Has anyone heard of any problems or higher error rates on folded ballots being fed into the Diebold Accuvote OS?

I have to fold it again to send it back. I think I might just stop in and drop it off. If I can feed it in to the scanner my self I can see the ballot registered but I still won't be able to tell if my vote for President registered.

I imagine that virtually everyone voting absentee in Vermont has a fold in their ballots in the same place.


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