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  •  I'm for no electronic voting ... (none)

    ... don't the Canadians do really well with paper, across the nation?  And count them quickly?

    Susan in Port Angeles (my cat)

    by SusanHu on Tue Dec 21, 2004 at 05:30:54 PM PST

    •  Four hours. (none)
      Our election in 2000 took four hours to count -- this one took longer because there were close districts in the West and automatic recounts.  You actually bring photo ID, take your ballot to a little table, fill in the oval and drop it in the box while two invililators watch.  I'd moved this year and had to register... on election day in BC.

      Our elections are expensive though.  I forget the figure, but it's astronomical.  It's worth it though, and the standard is uniform across the country.

      By the idea of community...we are all enriched and ennobled. -- Michael Dukakis

      by tlaura on Tue Dec 21, 2004 at 06:07:48 PM PST

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      •  asdghk (none)
        What's invililators ?  I checked Merriam Webster and it wasn't there.

        How expensive is your election?  I have no clue how expensive ours are, but I can't believe it costs much more to do it your way.  

        Four hours.  How cool is that.

        Susan in Port Angeles (my cat)

        by SusanHu on Tue Dec 21, 2004 at 06:32:20 PM PST

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        •  Invigilators. (none)
          That's not the right term either -- I have my mind on exams.  Two poll watcher-people watch you put your ballot in the big paper bin.

          I'll look up the election cost tomorrow and get back to you.  The figure 5 billion comes to mind -- and remember you're ten times bigger.

          It's worth every penny in taxes though.

          By the idea of community...we are all enriched and ennobled. -- Michael Dukakis

          by tlaura on Tue Dec 21, 2004 at 06:51:31 PM PST

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