posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 08:16 PM
I love the electronic voting. It's hard to imagine that we won't be able to vote online from home at some point in the future. The machines are
very easy to operate - if you are unable to figure out how to use them I don't want you voting anyway - and can easily be fitted to whatever
language you're most comfortable with according to the demographic of the area in which you live. Many areas require a paper record of every vote,
and it is puzzling why all areas do not have it, but I am not a tech so I don't know what all is involved in making that so.
As djohnsto77 said, I can't see why these things would be more vulnerable to manipulation than the old-style voting mechanisms. You're closely
watched when you go to vote, and I remember back in '04 that when a single nutter ran up and unplugged a machine that entire polling place was shut
down for at least a little while. Hopefully, they've installed those lockable power cords by now.
We already trust things like ATMs wholeheartedly, and nobody is watching me when I use them - maybe a camera, but it would take a considerable amount
of time before a-somebody realizes I'm up to funny business and b-the cops get there to take care of it. The average voter would probably be much
more upset with having their checking account looted for a few 0's than if say, Kerry beat Bush.
It's easier and it's quicker - I think it's great.