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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 02:02 AM
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Lever Voting Machines Touted in Woodstock

Lever Voting Machines Touted in Woodstock

March 18, 2009 3:05 AM EDT

By WILLIAM J. KEMBLE
Correspondent

WOODSTOCK Officials on Tuesday heard a round of support from audience members for a suggestion from Councilwoman Terrie Rosenblum that use of lever voting machines be allowed to continue.

The request was made during a Town Board meeting where Rosenblum read a proposed New York State Association of Towns resolution that contends there is more confidence that votes will be counted properly on lever machines, which have limited problems, than currently available electronic voting methods.

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Woodstock last year was billed $41,467 for voting expenses by Ulster County for a 338.03 percent increase of $32,000.

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County officials earlier in the day reported that during 2008 elections there were 106 electronic machines set up for handicapped accessibility, but the machines were only used by 16 voters. Republican county Elections Commissioner Thomas Turco said there were no problems reported with those votes, but an effort by one non-handicapped person to use an electronic machine was unsuccessful and that vote was recorded using a lever booth.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/03/18/news/do...

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 02:42 AM
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1. LEVERS FOREVER!!!!
I have spoken.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 02:56 AM
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2. You don't need any kind of machine to vote.
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 02:59 AM by Webster Green
Paper and a marking device (a pencil or pen come to mind) are all we need to vote.

Then, actual living people (poll workers) tally the results and declare a winner.

The only reason elections were made complicated was to make them easier to rig. :think:
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