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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 10:20 AM
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My attempt to vote in Maryland Primary this morning.
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All going well on the DIEBOLD touch screen machine. Get to the summary page. Page comes up and just as quickly the screen clicks and goes dark. I call an election judge over. The voting card is stuck in the machine and can't be removed - so I can't move to another machine. I explain that I never actually cast my vote. This is confirmed by checking the main computer - says I was issued a voting card but no vote recorded. Because I was issued a voting card and it is stuck in the machine I have to vote by provisional ballot. GRRR.
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  -My attempt to vote in Maryland Primary this morning. yellowcanine  Sep-14-10 10:20 AM   #0 
  - Voting machines are tools to disenfranchise voters..  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:27 AM   #1 
  - kick  ensho   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #2 
  - Paper ballots with scanners is the way to go. I don't know why there is so much resistance to this.  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #3 
     - Did you read my post?  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:36 AM   #5 
     - Scanners still better than touch screens. They are cheaper too. That said, nothing  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 11:00 AM   #6 
        - I just came home from voting..and found out that we do not get receipts or get any on-screen  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 07:47 PM   #8 
     - BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A RECOUNT?  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:08 PM   #9 
  - And then.....  fasttense   Sep-14-10 10:35 AM   #4 
  - we in Fla got the Sequoia touch machines before the 2008 primary abolished was the reason  flyarm   Sep-14-10 09:14 PM   #11 
  - What happened to you is NOT a provisional ballot situation under the Help America Vote Act.  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 01:26 PM   #7 
     - Good point. It was an "emergency ballot" situation.  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:11 PM   #10 
        - Not exactly the same issue. The PA federal lawsuit was over what percentage of machines....  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 10:28 PM   #12 

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