Tag Results for electronic voting (14)

  1. The devolution of voting technology

    I just voted. I drew thin little lines with a generic black ballpoint pen on a paper ballot resting on a cardboard tableâ''I wouldnâ''t go so far as to call it a booth. Then I slipped the ballot into a large paper folder (for privacy), walked across the room, and put the ballot into a big cardboard box. It didnâ''t feel very official; certainly it lacked ceremony. (At least, however, itâ''s fully recyclable.) In fact, the only reason I really feel like I voted is the oval sticker …

    • |
    • 0
  2. Low-tech voting on Super Tuesday

    Hanging chads never looked so good. After several years of voting touch screen in California elections, sometimes smoothly, sometimes with difficulty, itâ''s back to old technology. Old old technology. Paper and pen technology. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen last summer decertified machines made by Diebold Election Systems, Sequoia Voting Systems, and Hart InterCivic; they can only now be used under special security precautions. So I voted the old-fashioned way. And it was chaos. There didnâ''t seem to be much organization to the …

    • |
    • 0
  3. I voted touch screen today

    I voted touch screen today. At one p.m., one of the five machines at my local polling place was already down. A screen failure, the poll worker reported, that happened about an hour after the polls opened. The poll workers were not expecting a repeat of last Novemberâ''s debacle, in which printers ran out of paper and the machines locked up. (The paper is in a tamper proof housing and cannot be changed on site.) Not because a solution to the problem has been found, but because with …

    • |
    • 0