Saturday, October 28, 2006

What? No, this is wrong. I voted for Truman.

The Miami Herald said that there is already reports of earlier voters having problems with the electronic voting machines. Some voters have been reporting that the choices they picked were not the ones that came up on the review screen that comes up after a voters has made all their decisions.

The paper used the example of one man's problem with his particular machine...

He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.
The problems with voting machines are fixed on the spot, but it's enough to raise eyebrows and make voters question whether there really is a conspiracy going on with the voting system. But it's warning enough for voters to make sure to carefully read over they chose.

It's more work, nowadays, to make sure every vote counts.

2 Comments:

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Sharon Dunten said...

I guess I don't understand what the problem is with providing a paper trail. In Indiana, we have been using electronic machines and providing a paper trail for years. I guess with the competition from the "voter machines" industries, it is only going to get more complicated. The word is "simplify" when it comes to voting. Today's technology enables this. But as long as the "political bigwigs" control the polling centers, bureacracy will prevail.

Keep writing!!

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Thoraldus said...

An electronic machine just does what it is programmed to do. So it can issue a paper receipt to the voter with his selected candidates and register something entirely different for vote counting.

 

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