Okrzyki, przyjaciel! (chaircrusher) wrote,
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!

Voting and Technology

There is a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06Vote-t.html?pagewanted=all">good article</a> in the New York Times Magazine about touch screen voting machines.  In passing it mentions how long it takes to count 'millions of paper ballots."

Um... Even if there were NO machines, how difficult would this really be?  At each precinct, poll workers tabulate votes, under the eyes of poll watchers.  They send the ballots to a central location for safekeeping under lock and key, call the main office to report totals, and go home.

It would take one person a long time to count a million ballots. Or 100 million.  But it wouldn't take that long for a group of people -- poll workers and poll watchers -- to count a thousand ballots, and very little time to total their totals. 

And we'd have a election process we could trust.

Am I missing something here?
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