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NoNothing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 01:46 PM
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1. After thinking about it, I believe this would be the ideal system:
Edited on Mon Jul-26-10 01:50 PM by NoNothing
Electronic voting stations aid voters in casting votes without overvoting or unintentional undervoting. Using computers for this purpose provides the greatest degree of accessibility. However, these computers are completely disconnected from the tabulation process. Rather, these stations, once the voter has completed a ballot, print out a paper ballot exactly the same as the pre-printed optical scan ballots, except that the voters's selections are already filled in. The voter can then review the paper ballot, and, if there are no problems with it, walk it over to the optical scanner, where it is scanned and tabulated. There are numerous advantages to this system:

- There is a voter-verified physical paper record of the votes, in case a hand recount is necessary
- No danger of running out of ballot forms
- Electronic selection reduces errors and increases accessibility
- In case the computers malfunction, or voters dislike computers, ballots can be filled out by hand

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