Re: Walking away with the paper ballot.

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 21:43:05 CST

On Dec 15, 2004, at 10:33 PM, laird popkin wrote:
> This is why the terminology is so important. What the voter is
> printing is their ballot, not a receipt. The answer to the question
> "what happens if the voter prints a ballot and walks out with it
> instead of putting it in the ballot box" is fairly obvious -- they
> didn't actually vote.

Exactly... just as here in Franklin County, MA, where we vote on
pre-printed ballots and make marks with pencils. If a voter walks in,
requests a ballot (after providing name and address to get one), then
walks out with the ballot.. well, she hasn't voted. Conceivably, such
a mistake is occasionally made innocently; but either way, the town
clerk doesn't have anything to count, so doesn't.

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