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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 12:06 AM
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Bo Lipari Knows a Cryptic Message When He Sees One!
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Edited on Fri Aug-27-10 12:06 AM by Bill Bored

Counties gear up for first statewide use of new voting machines

By Cara Matthews

After years of delay, missteps and a federal lawsuit, then a pilot program last year, state and local boards of election are hoping for a smooth transition this fall into full compliance with the Help America Vote Act.

The state Board of Elections anticipates there may be some confusion among voters...there could be instances of votes being discounted if people fill out too many bubbles on ballots...the alert system set up in the scanners is problematic because it gives voters the option of submitting ballots with "over-votes" without making any changes.

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other groups have filed a lawsuit against the state and New York City boards of elections...the lawsuit cites Florida statistics that show minority voters are disproportionately affected by a lack of protection from over-voting.

Bo Lipari of New Yorkers for Verified Voting says the message notifying people they have over-voted is cryptic and doesn't explain the consequences of keeping the ballot -- essentially that no vote will be counted for that office.
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