It was quick, easy and dare I say fun. I was a little disconcerted that the paper ballot used involves a scanner in which a poll worker stands behind and watches you put your ballot in. I was trained on and am used to the old mechanical voting booths where I grew up in New York. It is the one where you walk into a booth, pull a lever which closes a curtain, flip a few switches on a matrix and then pull the lever again to open the curtains and register your vote. No method is perfect which is why there is a continual search for better voting methods. There is always some sort of trust that is involved when going to the polls.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]
November 4, 2008
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