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Reply #4: When I voted last year, it was on an electronic machine. [View All]

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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 02:11 PM
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4. When I voted last year, it was on an electronic machine.
It had a paper trail as ALL voting machines should.

You inputted your vote, the screen verified it and the machine showed you that it was recording your vote on a teller roll behind a small plexi-glass window.

There is ABSOLUTELY no reason why precincts should even consider purchasing voting machines without a paper recording device.

Machines are fairly reliable but prone to error.
More worrisome is that there is little recourse when HUMAN actions, deliberate or inadvertent, affect the outcome of a vote.
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