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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:55 AM
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9. They completed the prototype? Just in time, too!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:00 AM by Rob H.
:eyes: Nice try, Diebold.

And what about this?

"No other type of voting provides a receipt for voters," said. But some states are asking for it, so we needed to develop a product that meets standards for functionality," he said.

Okay, but...

Voters can view their selections, but will not be able to remove the printout.

I dunno about anyone else, but that doesn't sound like the definition of "receipt" to me, nor does it sounds like it "meets the standards for functionality." If I can't have a slip with my name (maybe my voter registration number would be better, though) and the names of the candidates for whom I voted recorded on it, what good is it?

When I worked in retail (17 years ago!), the cash registers we had used two rolls of paper: one for the customers' receipts, and one for the store's records. How damned difficult would it have been to do the same thing this election cycle?

Edit: I like eowyn_of_rohan's idea above better--I like that it would allow an online double-check that the vote I cast matches their electronic records.
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