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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 08:34 AM
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3. Thanks for the link.
I'm glad you're making progress in Nassau. The first time I heard of these machines was when I went for the training and signed up to learn Part B. I missed last November's election because I was on federal jury duty but one of the other election inspectors told me that eventually these inconveniently sensitive Sequoia machines would replace the old lever models. They were already a done deal before I heard the first word about them. Having worked in several elections now, I can say that the poll workers (like myself) reconcile the votes at the end of the voting day and would notice any discrepancies between who voted and how the votes came out. This is the huge benefit of having local people man the voting precincts. I personally decided to take on this job after robberies that took place in the national 2000 and 2004 elections. After meeting the other poll workers and spending several elections with them, I feel a lot better about how the votes get counted. None of us (in our precinct, at least) trust the machines, but I have learned that I can trust my neighbors.
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