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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 09:25 PM
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7. I wouldn't be surprised if a few places...
still hand counted, but can't be very many, if any at all.

Our two Long Island counties are adamantly against handcounts. Pollworkers don't even count absentee ballots by hand in a heavy year and send them off to the county office for counting the next day. They want us to do the count as quickly as possible so we can report it in by 10PM.

Thje EDs I usually work have about a thousand or so voters registered, and 60-70% turnouts are not unusual. It's not simply counting 600 or so ballots, but as many as 10 offices and 5 or 6 party lines on each ballot. No way the county wants us up all night dealing with the miscounts, and no way do we wnat to be up all night dealing with it either.

Everyone wants a clean system to automatically count the votes, with a way to get an honest recount if needed-- just like the lever machines do. It's up in the air whether or not we'll get it.

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