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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:52 PM
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4. Thanks for being a poll worker!
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 09:54 PM by Bill Bored
Unfortunately, no one knows how the machines will be counting. They are programmed centrally -- not by our neighbors. You can run your test decks and pay attention to the results, and I hope you will, but that's no guarantee.

If the scanner fails, you or a second shift, will have to count all the votes by hand before you leave. That happened last year during the pilot election in at least one county. As far as I know, that election law is still on the books. If it happens to you, I hope you won't get discouraged because that's really the only way to know your election district had an honest tally! (Of course they could find you another scanner instead.)
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