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  •  canada is a bit (2+ / 0-)
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    capelza, Wisewood

    more advanced than iran.
    i doubt canada has all paper ballots - but i could be wrong.

    •  Well Canada (3+ / 0-)
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      Ray Radlein, capelza, Wisewood

      has less than half the people of Iran, at any rate.

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      by Nulwee on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 07:41:13 PM PDT

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    •  Nope (4+ / 0-)
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      Ray Radlein, kyril, BYw, Wisewood

      Federal elections - which is what I'm referring to in how they're counted - are run by one centralized governmental arm's-length agency, Elections Canada. Standards are uniform across the country, and the mechanism is the same everywhere: you get a black ballot with some white circles, and you mark the circle you want to vote for.

      Some municipalities use various forms of electronic voting, but I've never heard of its use at a higher level than that - and certainly not at the Federal level.

      As for Iran having twice the population (which I mentioned above), that doesn't really change my assessment. Put twice as many polls within each polling station. The counting of individual ballots (as opposed to the tabulation of sub-counts) happens in parallel anyways, so if you scale up poll workers accordingly there's no reason you couldn't do it in roughly the same amount of time.

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      by Scipio on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 08:28:05 PM PDT

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      •  Canada's counted locally, Iran isn't. (0+ / 0-)

        That makes a substantial difference in counting time and accounts for Canada's ability to count faster -- and Iran's ability to fake results more easily.

        -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

        by neroden on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 07:37:52 AM PDT

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    •  Federally... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... paper ballots is the only way to vote.

      Electronic voting is present in some municipalities and some provinces in Canada, but I've never seen one.  For the most part things are still done the old-fashioned way.

      ... Where is Baldwin?
      ... Où est Lafontaine?

      by Wisewood on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 08:29:16 PM PDT

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      •  Scratch that. (1+ / 0-)
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        kyril

        I can't find any evidence of electronic voting on the provincial level, in Canada.  Some have probably suggested they go that way as a way to increase turnout - but it looks like nobody has decided to go ahead with it.

        ... Where is Baldwin?
        ... Où est Lafontaine?

        by Wisewood on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 08:33:30 PM PDT

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