Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!



The Cost of Electronic Voting

ocie Re:I just love statistics (158 comments)

The difference I see between optical scanners and touchscreens is that the optical scanner is not needed at each polling place. One optical scanner could tally the votes from several polling places. Also, the optical scanner would only be used by election officials who are presumably trained in its use, where touchscreens are put in front of the general public and as such need to be built to withstand that level of use/abuse.

I once had to cast a provisional ballot due to moving before the election. Simple - 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper with "president: choice A [] choice B [] choice C []..." They gave you this and a permanent marker. What could be easier? Why can't we use this for all ballots? Maybe with a perforation to separate the marked portion from the instructions.

more than 6 years ago


ocie hasn't submitted any stories.


ocie has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?