Re: Fwd: [Votingtech] Touchscreen Voting Machines Cause Long Lines and Disenfranchise Voters

From: Jim Tobias <tobias_at_inclusive_dot_com>
Date: Sun Apr 19 2009 - 16:52:59 CDT

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From: Ronald Crane [mailto:voting@lastland.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:46 PM
To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Fwd: [Votingtech] Touchscreen Voting Machines
Cause Long Lines and Disenfranchise Voters

I'm glad that someone has fleshed this out. This is yet another way in which
hand-filled paper ballots (possibly counted by properly-supervised machines)
are superior to machine-created ballots. It's much cheaper and easier to
accommodate voters by setting up more tables, privacy shields, and pens than
it is to do so using machines (which have not only to be purchased, but to
be securely stored and maintained). This advantage is especially pronounced
during an unexpected surge in turnout, since card tables, privacy shields,
and pens can be purchased or fabricated on election day, while machines
usually cannot (or, at least, cannot be purchased or fabricated securely on
such short notice).

 
I'm sure you're suggesting hand-filled paper ballots for voters without
disabilities. (Just trying to remind everyone....)

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