Re: Flash, San Diego mayor gets elected on undervote

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Wed Feb 02 2005 - 20:36:39 CST

this is not a "problem with optical scan", its a problem with how optical scan is processed. San Francisco I recently read has gone to requiring all ballots be exmined for voter intent and not relying on the bubbles to clue the machine into write ins. It certainly is in the realm of mundane current technology to have a machine set aside all ballots with markings in the write-in areas regardless of the bubble being marked.

moreover I would say that since its much easier to write in a candidate with a pencil than the slightly clumsy touchscreen keyboards that optical scan aids write-ins not hinders them.
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