Paper Ballots

Why on earth doesn’t everyone else utilize these? I just voted in Montpelier – No lines at all at 8 am – and used a paper ballot. Simple, one sheet, fill in the dots for your choice.


Not mine, but what I used

I’m watching NPR, Twitter and the New York Times and I’m seeing that there’s massive problems with a lot of the new fangled technology for voting, and I have to wonder – why doesn’t the rest of the country use a standardized ballot that is most likely cheaper and simpler to use, not to mention a hard copy record of what you just voted for? There’s been a lot of talk about voter confusion as things change, but honestly? It seems like far too much work and added complexity with these things.

Technology can just plain suck.

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