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2012-11-06 03:21:22 PM

Marine1: You know what almost always works?

Paper ballots going into a scantron machine.

But OMG COMPUTORZ.


www.hangthebankers.com
So it begins.
 
2012-11-06 03:34:45 PM
Do they even make Dalek-sized cowls?
 
2012-11-06 03:42:37 PM

Flakeloaf: Our federal elections use pencil marks on paper and the only reason the results take hours is because we have to respect the electoral process in other time zones. There's no reason why all of Canada can routinely and easily get a straight answer to a simple question and a single US state cannot.


The main difference is that the US elections are for more than one office. They're more like a Canadian municipal election, which at least around Vancouver is done on an optical-scan form.
 
2012-11-06 03:58:51 PM

Flakeloaf: Our federal elections use pencil marks on paper and the only reason the results take hours is because we have to respect the electoral process in other time zones. There's no reason why all of Canada can routinely and easily get a straight answer to a simple question and a single US state cannot.


There is no such thing as a "federal election". The balloting method is left to the state and even the local election officials to decide. Some counties use optical scanners, some mechanical machines, some punch cars, some electronic voting machines. A few even allow names to be written on paper and placed in a ballot box.

There is no person in the US that is elected by the entire population. All elections are state events, as mandated by the constitution. Not even the president is so elected by the people. Rather the states vote for electors - or representatives to the Electoral College. The election of the electors to the EC must take place on the second Tuesday in November, but the manner in which those electors are chosen is not fixed. There is no right in the constitution for citizens to vote directly for a presidential candidate. So counting the aggregate popular vote is pointless. As we have seen on a few occasions, the winner of the popular vote may not necessarily be elected president. Because we have 50 states, 3077 counties and parishes, and tens-of-thousands of voting precincts is the reason it takes so long to get the results of a close presidential election.
 
2012-11-06 04:01:14 PM
Took about 5 tries for the machine (which is a glorified scantron) to take my son's ballot this morning in Western New York. He was voter #3 in our district. I can only imagine it has gotten worse.
/I was #2 when I did my civic duty.
//I have all the poop jokes.
 
2012-11-06 04:24:24 PM
How about a touch screen that prints out a filled out paper ballot as its output? Then you scan or hand count the ballot as appropriate. There's no database storage. Then you have all the UI benefits of a computer with the verifiability of paper.
 
2012-11-06 04:59:32 PM
Ah, election fraud! There is so many ways to do it. Florida has a 12 page and rather complex ballot today. So voters there are waiting as long as three hours to vote. There are also numerous complains of equipment malfunctions and voters not being found in the registration rolls. If anyone does not believe that this is intentional, in order to discourage voting, I have a bridge in NYC you may be interested in. I can let you have it cheap.
 
2012-11-06 05:14:31 PM
Standardize it. Don't politicize it.
Standardize it and I will utilize it.
 
2012-11-06 05:34:53 PM

FizixJunkee: The greater good.


How can this be for the greater good?
 
2012-11-06 07:14:02 PM
What the hell is wrong with these people? Two to three hours to vote?!

Are they so stupid that they do not know about absentee ballots? WTF is wrong with these numbskulls?
 
2012-11-06 09:47:27 PM
So they take the votes digitally then print them out and fax them?
 
2012-11-07 02:46:34 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: suburbanguy: /Owns DBD stock
//Voted for Obama

That's what YOU think.


The electronic voting machines we use in our county print your vote onto a paper ballot when you're finished. I watched it print my Obama vote. Since he won our highly sought swing state (OH), I guess it worked...
 
2012-11-08 08:02:59 AM

Ivo Shandor: Flakeloaf: Our federal elections use pencil marks on paper and the only reason the results take hours is because we have to respect the electoral process in other time zones. There's no reason why all of Canada can routinely and easily get a straight answer to a simple question and a single US state cannot.

The main difference is that the US elections are for more than one office. They're more like a Canadian municipal election, which at least around Vancouver is done on an optical-scan form.


As I have since learned from your post and the one that followed it. If it's absolutely necessary to vote for all of these things at the same time in each individual county, then yeah I can see it turning into a complete disasterpiece. Here I thought it was some unified body of ECs holding one miniature, identical election per district because I don't understand how the US political system works. Which would be no barrier to voting, apparently :)
 
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