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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 07:42 PM
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Flawed NY ballot could baffle voters, expert says
http://www.masslive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/flawe...

New York's rocky transition from mechanical voting machines to paper ballots read by optical scanners just got a little more difficult.

A legal scholar at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice said Thursday that he's spotted an error in the instructions sent out with the city's sample ballot.

The instructions tell voters to fill in the oval above the name of the candidate they want to vote for.

"Unfortunately, if they want to vote for a candidate, they should be filling in the oval just below the candidate's name, not above it," said Lawrence Norden, senior counsel at the center.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 07:46 PM
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1. Visions of Palm Beach County, FL 2000
Will the error work to Democrat's advantage this time or not?

Probably not.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-10 02:54 AM
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2. NY State has bipartisan election administration, aka, the blind leading the blind. nt
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