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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:07 AM

6. The ES&S machines here in Philly were confusing for many elderly

I actually had to wait probably 20 minutes in line (and this was mid-morning when there's normally few if any people voting in my polling division) due to the confusion about how to operate the machine (I had watched the little demo video before I went to vote).

The voter is given a long narrow "blank" sheet that is the "ballot" and that is fed into the machine (similar to how you would feed paper currency into a vending machine) to start the process.



Once the voting is done, the voter selects to "print" it so that the selections can be verified when they are printed onto the blank ballot. But the problem is - the printed ballot descends into and remains inside a voter-inaccessible "chute" with a clear plastic cover and that chute is unlit. So unless there is a huge light shining on the machine from above or within/in front of it, you can't even read what the printout says. And then since the ballot strip is long, and due to the position of the chute, you have to bend down to try to read the selections that print near the bottom (and the whole printout is in a small font to fit on that narrow ballot form).



Once the printed ballot is "visually" verified, a button push sucks it back into the machine and you're done.

I want to go back to this -



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