Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE[2]: Comment by M.Onty
by zima on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by M.Onty"
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It would simply be too costly to count 30 elections by hand.

Why costly? Volunteers can do the grunt work (coming from different parties, so they check each other; but of course, virtually any citizen can participate, even just observe throughout the day).

Paper ballots and manual counting are transparent, easily graspable by all, less prone to doubt - the way electoral processes should be.

(but curious thing about west coast; and I'm still at the stage when I might move far away...)

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