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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 06:22 PM
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Which system would you trust?

Counting ballots in Scotland -- out in the open, observed and videotaped:

1. Depute Returning Officer John Bruce speaking to Council colleague in Inverness from the Dingwall Count.

2. 10 oclock the polls close throughout the Highlands. Counting staff await delivery of the ballot boxes.

3. Ballot boxes arrive from the Constituency by boat and road, the Count begins.

4. The nations TV and Press look on as Candidates and Election Agents scrutinise the democratic process.

5. The Count is well under way as the Depute Returning Officer ensures the Count runs efficiently.

6. Police Officers in attendance as the Candidates observe the Count in the latter stages.

7. Returning Officer Arthur McCourt, Chief Executive of the Highland Council, announces the result of the poll.

8. Charles Kennedy, the successful Candidate, delivers his acceptance speech and thanks the Police, Returning Officer, Election Staff and fellow Candidates.

Counting ballots in the United States -- shrouded in secrecy, out of public view, concealed by election officials and corporate demands:

Model 100 Precinct Ballot Counter :

The M100 uses PCMCIA 512K/2M Memory Cards

Model 550 Central Ballot Counter

Optech IIIP Eagle originally from BRC

Which system would you choose?

* This is essentially a rerun of ksters outstanding OP from a year ago. The original page was taken down, so the UK photos disappeared from that thread.
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