9/18/2008

I know, Photoshop and all that, but...

My state has electronic scan machines for voting. Since we don't get a receipt, I've decided to bring my camera with me and take a picture of my ballot. I just feel better having a record of my vote.

3 comments:

John Howard said...

I'm not sure I understand the point. You already know who you voted for, and a picture wouldn't convince anyone else of anything. There needs to be a record which is both clear to the voter at the time of the vote, and can be used to verify the accuracy of the votes tabulated by the computer.

I've always wondered why they don't have a computer voting machine that counts the votes, prints out a receipt with both a text and barcode version of the vote, then the barcode can be used for a secondary machine count, and the text version could be used to ensure that the barcode matches up to the actual vote, and could be used as a last manual count, if necessary. It doesn't seem like this would be at all difficult, and I don't see why this isn't implemented by now.

But in any case, I don't know what good taking a picture will do, though I understand wanting to record your vote, since no one with any authority seems interested in it.

Bee said...

This reminds me that I need to look into absentee voting. I've never done it before, when I've lived out of the country, but I'm very motivated this year.

R2K said...

:O)

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R2K

Everyone please join me and find out what your Palin family name would be.

Just for fun, so no political arguments plz.