RE: Mikulski experiences voting problems firstha nd...

From: Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) <"Popkin,>
Date: Mon Sep 13 2004 - 20:48:42 CDT

I thought that this story was actually a bit unclear, as the problem _might_
have been simply her accidentally brushing against the touchscreen in the
wrong place, which could happen to any touchscreen device.

Still, it does indicate the importance of voter verification, since any
touscreen device could be too sensitive, or could be misaligned, etc.

- LP

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net
[mailto:owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net]On Behalf Of Joseph
Lorenzo Hall
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 8:50 PM
To: OVC List
Subject: [voting-project] Mikulski experiences voting problems
firsthand...

Thought you folks might enjoy this:

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040913-075644-6360r.htm

"Mikulski was asked to participate in a demonstration of the
touch-screen machines that Maryland plans to use in the November
elections. The three-term senator, who was already considering
sponsoring a bill to require such machines provide a paper receipt,
tried to vote 'no' on a question on a sample ballot, but the machine
said she voted 'yes.'"

Apparently, she's just decided to endorse the senate legislation... -Joe

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/
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