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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 10:50 PM
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5. I just don't understand why places did not stay/go with
optical scan ballots with clear interpretation directions agreed upon in advance. Not having a written record is insane (this applies to the old lever machines as well - I always felt uncomfortable with them). Sealed ballot box in every voting place sealed by both (or more parties). The number of ballots in the box better match the number of registered voters checked in. No rescan crap. It goes through once, and gets hand interpreted by the rules if a recount is called for (mark too light yes, vote for both unless evidence of erasure or mark out no, etc.).

I do prefer lever voting to electronic voting though. It is amazing what skilled engineering went into those devices.

Also we need iron clad identification of voters.
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