Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Electronic voting

Electronic voting slated to hit polls | LJWorld.com:
A new era of electronic voting is coming to a polling booth near you.

When Douglas County voters go to the polls in the August 2006 primary election, they will use new electronic machines to cast their ballots. The main question now is what type of machines they will be.
I'm glad that the two systems being evaluated aren't from Diebold. I am disturbed to think that events like this might be coming to Kansas:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to his Brentwood neighborhood polling station today to cast his ballot in the special election — and was told he had already voted.
They worked it out, but it's a total screwup. It's not that it couldn't have happened either way, but I feel like these sorts of errors are easier with electronic voting.