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]: in australia
by tanzam75 on Fri 9th Nov 2012 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: in australia"
tanzam75
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2011-05-19

It is very simple -- but that's because Australian elections are simple.

American elections are complex, and therefore American election technology is also complex.

Just as an example, the ballot for district 1 in King County, Washington has 32 separate questions on the ballot, with a total of 65 candidates/options, plus the option to write-in a candidate as a protest.

Here, have a look at the ballot (PDF): http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/2012nov-general/docs/leg1sampl...

Edited 2012-11-09 17:05 UTC

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