Re: Flash, San Diego mayor gets elected on undervote

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Feb 02 2005 - 22:37:22 CST

charlie strauss wrote:

> 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.

I strongly agree. Many current generation touch screen
machines are absolutely awful to try to use for write-ins.
It's always just barely possible, but since election officials
hate write-in votes, they rarely if ever consider this a serious
problem.

        Doug Jones
        jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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