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  •  receipts. i'd like to see a national standard (0+ / 0-)

    and to include a receipt.

    so the voting machine gives you a paper receipt showing your votes and gives you a receipt i.d.

    then all results have to be posted on natl website, so anybody can verify that their votes and recipt i.d. # match.  privacy is still guarded.

    very hard to code in cheating.  and gives a lot of assurance to the whole touch screen system

    what lincoln said

    by rasfrome on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:17:30 AM PST

    •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

      Such a system that gives you a receipt showing how you voted can lead to voter intimidation and buying of votes.

      Your privacy is not guaranteed because the ballot number issued to you is marked in the poll book that you signed at the precinct or is assigned to the absentee (or mail-in ballot) that you submitted.

      Neither the state nor anyone else should know how you specifically voted.

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