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Sunday, November 06, 2016

A Viewer Writes: I Voted?

Hey Joe...just voted at the civic center line was long but moving ok...at the end, there was no way to tell if the machine tallied your vote properly.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually putting my ballot in was problematic, so I called and asked the elections board. Jake answered and explained how the process worked, how they tested it and how it properly tallied.

But I agree. It does not give you ANY indication that what you voted is what it counted.

I was also VERY uncomfortable with the process.

And they kept my ballot, which I hope is used in the recount.

What do you expect from the bury and maryland?

Anonymous said...

As far as knowing if your vote was counted-you have to trust local election officials are doing the right thing. At the close of election day they will see if the vote totals on all the machines match who signed into vote and will see if each machine that tallies matches the number of ballots it took in.

Anonymous said...

12:42 that still doesnt validate that who you voted for is who got the vote.

Anonymous said...

ATM provides a receipt.
Why not a voting machine?

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of a receipt with a voting machine!

Anonymous said...

12:36 was he wearing khakis? Im not saying its not possible, but do you think Grandmas and Grandpas sitting at the check in table could figure out how rig up the machines to change or not register your vote? These are the same elder people who cant operate a cell phone.

Anonymous said...

Yep.
On dems get verification.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree! Why can't we start getting receipts?

Anonymous said...

Bring back paper ballots

Anonymous said...

MD does use paper ballots.

Anonymous said...

12:55 again it falls on the officials. They know which way the precinct leans so for instance if Clinton wins at the OC convention center on Tues that will be suspect. Also in a precinct when you tally the first machine all the other machines run along the same percentages-so if there is a significant difference in any machine an official will take notice and report. That is not to say it's foolproof but I don't know how it could be.

Anonymous said...

Paper ballots marked by hand is the only to be really sure the vote is right.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry Dems!
I saw a Shred-It truck behind the
Civic Center today
Just saying!

Anonymous said...

That's what we do in MD and then the ballot is slid in a machine for tally 4:27. The ballots are saved in case of discrepancy. They know what ballot went into what machine so can check.

Steve said...

2:43, the only thing the "paper" ballots did is the away the visual screen that you could look at and verify (?) who you voted for before pushing the "send" key.

Now, it's blind. We have NO IDEA what the reader machine "read".

I at least want a paper receipt.

Anonymous said...

And did you notice how many people initialed the small paper that you took from station to station? I think they were as careful as possible. I'm usually a complainer but last night went very smoothly around 5:00.

Anonymous said...

Just do not trust the way you vote here in Salisbury. I left the house without any kind of ID whatsoever - not needed. You cannot tell, after voting, how you voted, so I am not convinced it will be cast as specified, I just do not believe that at all. And I still want to know how many dead people vote. When was the last time the records at the election board were purged?

Anonymous said...

It is rigged. We do not have a democracy anymore. The powers that be with all the $ from Wall Street determine the future for us all. So so sad!!!

Anonymous said...

Rigged!! Our democracy no longer exists!!!

Anonymous said...

waited an hour to vote and couldnt even see what the machine "read" like you could in the primary

Anonymous said...

No one can tell me that with electronic technology that we have now that a machine can not show you who your vote registered for when it is counted. With 13 states with Soro's machines who do you think the votes are being counted for regardless of who you vote for?