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  •  actually here in MI (0+ / 0-)

    it went pretty smoothly. We use an optical scan system and it was easy as pie.  I took my wife (not a US citizen and they let her observe) and she said it was smooth compared to the way they vote in Romania, which is all paper ballot.  

    This was the first time they used the optical scan unit (diebold BTW) and I found the poll workers very helpful and well trained.  Turnout was variable, my precinct low, while high in the precinct sharing the same gym.  The optical scan device worked well and produced a visible printout that the pollworker offered me the chance to look at.  It produced just the output I put in, so no problems there.  All in all a good experience with optical scan device.  I expected worse.

    •  Optical scan systems ARE NOT DRE systems (3+ / 0-)
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      yerioy, HStewart, dougymi

      Optical scan systems are fine.  Everyone loves them.

      The problem is DRE (directly registered electronic) systems, with no paper backup.

      I live in a jurisdiction with optical scan systems.

      •  I don't love them (1+ / 0-)
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        rtfm

        Not until they open up the code and let people see inside.

        Proprietary code has NO PLACE in public elections.

        NONE.

        Stronger than all the armies is an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

        by racerx on Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 01:01:30 PM PST

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