posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 11:59 AM
I voted and encountered a number of anomalies; one of which is a voting machine problem which MIGHT render my vote invalid.
First, we have those awful playstation-like interface voting machines where you turn a huge dial, one alphabet letter at a time. I wanted to vote for
a WRITE-IN candidate. I meticulously dialed each darned letter of the Presidential candidate's name ... there was no SLASH (as on the sanctioned
ballot) to separate the Presidential from Vice Presidential candidate's name. Okay, so, I go for a space instead. (Compromise #1)
Next, the programmed string length was too SHORT to enter the Vice-Presidential candidate's name. This means no matter what you enter ... you CANNOT
enter a LEGAL vote. I ended up with only putting the Presidential candidate's name. (Compromise #2)
The remainder of oddities were less significant:
1. Ability to bypass the initial STRAIGHT party vote screen was unclear.
2. Separate School district election required a second voting login where they held your voting card hostage until you finished voting.
3. School Board election ballot box entry NUMBER matches the sign-in number, hence, not an anonymous vote.
[edit on 4-11-2008 by Trexter Ziam]