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Mechanical Voting Machine
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11.11%
Scantron with Fill in the bubble paper
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33.33%
Touchscreen
16
22.22%
Punch out with chads
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12.50%
Paper Ballot
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9.72%
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Which voting machine did you use?

Old 11-03-04, 12:06 PM
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Which voting machine did you use?

I miss the old mechanical voting machines; they were more fun than the scantron/bubble machine I use now.

How did you Vote?
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Old 11-03-04, 12:19 PM
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Touch screen. Quick and easy as long as you wash your hands after using it. Just thinking of the nose picking, teeth picking, going to the bathroom and not washing, lick before turning page, butt scratching, sneezing and coughing into fingers that touched the screen before me.
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It had a screen and you moved a dial around to put the cursor over the candidate you wanted to vote for.

It was really not well designed. There was a big read "Vote" button that you were supposed to push when you were all finished. I'm sure some people got confused and pushed the red button too early.
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I guess for Inka-Vote we'd pick Scantron?
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I filled in the arrow.
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Old 11-03-04, 03:40 PM
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BTW: This was inspired by a foreign election observer in stating ' Them Americans is crazy. They should have one system of voting. Serbia is much better.' or something similiar. Some people just don't understand the US...
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connect the arrow
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Touch-screen. Pretty high-tech.
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Oooo, What's connect the arrow and fill in the arrow? Those sound like fun.
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Old 11-03-04, 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by aintnosin
It had a screen and you moved a dial around to put the cursor over the candidate you wanted to vote for.

It was really not well designed. There was a big read "Vote" button that you were supposed to push when you were all finished. I'm sure some people got confused and pushed the red button too early.
I think you had the same as I did.

This is our "ESlate":


Though for the purposes of this poll, I'm gonna have to go with "something else", since it isn't a touch-screen.
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Old 11-03-04, 04:15 PM
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I use the "ink pen" just a glorified scantron really.
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Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
I think you had the same as I did.

This is our "ESlate":
That's it.
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Absentee paper ballot for me

Apparently they need to check the touchscreens a little better. On the local news yesterday they interviewed some people saying they were having trouble getting it to check off the correct candidate. They eventually got it right, but it was because the touchscreens weren't calibrated properly. It would check off one name above or below where you actually touched I don't see why we need to get so high tech with this in the first place.

Scantrons seem like they would be simple and efficient enough.
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Touch-screen. Pretty high-tech.
Same here. It was very straight-forward and easy. There was an entry screen with two boxes, Vote and Die. I chose Vote, and then it was as simple as pressing the screen next to the candidates' names and clicking Cast Ballot when I was done. There was even a Review Ballot screen before the final submit.

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Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
I think you had the same as I did.

This is our "ESlate":


Though for the purposes of this poll, I'm gonna have to go with "something else", since it isn't a touch-screen.
How big is that thing? I can't tell from the picture - is it the size of a Palm Pilot or bigger like a sheet of paper?
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Interesting... looks pretty complicated for non-technical folk. (The same folk that can't program a VCR)
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very easy to use, and can't be hacked
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Old 11-03-04, 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by PeMo
Interesting... looks pretty complicated for non-technical folk. (The same folk that can't program a VCR)
My thoughts exactly. I found it rather over complicated. Too easy for people to vote Bush or Kerry, then push the red "cast vote" button, not the enter button and screw it up.
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Old 11-03-04, 06:53 PM
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Ink-a-dot.
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Old 11-03-04, 07:29 PM
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Ink-A-Vote a couple of times, 1 absentee, 2 touch screens, you have to love this country!

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