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Old 10-30-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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I voted early today. I had to give them some information and they verified I had the right info and issued me a paper which had my name and address on it along with some sort of code numbers. The clerk took me to the machine and punched in the numbers issued to me and then turned on the voting machine. I thought they weren't suppose to keep records of who specific people voted for . Why should they? As long as a vote is made by a valid voter why should they record any more than that..Does anyone know more about what is going on. I wish I would have questioned them about it today but they were very busy and I didn't think about it. There has been so many complaints about tricks pulled at voting stations I dont trust them .
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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I voted early today. I had to give them some information and they verified I had the right info and issued me a paper which had my name and address on it along with some sort of code numbers. The clerk took me to the machine and punched in the numbers issued to me and then turned on the voting machine. I thought they weren't suppose to keep records of who specific people voted for . Why should they? As long as a vote is made by a valid voter why should they record any more than that..Does anyone know more about what is going on. I wish I would have questioned them about it today but they were very busy and I didn't think about it. There has been so many complaints about tricks pulled at voting stations I dont trust them .
Early voting isn't in your usual precinct. I would assume that the codes told them what precint's ballot to bring up.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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I voted early today. I had to give them some information and they verified I had the right info and issued me a paper which had my name and address on it along with some sort of code numbers. The clerk took me to the machine and punched in the numbers issued to me and then turned on the voting machine. I thought they weren't suppose to keep records of who specific people voted for . Why should they? As long as a vote is made by a valid voter why should they record any more than that..Does anyone know more about what is going on. I wish I would have questioned them about it today but they were very busy and I didn't think about it. There has been so many complaints about tricks pulled at voting stations I dont trust them .
They don't track WHO you vote for but they do track WHAT you vote for.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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What gives the right to track anything I do. I showed I was a legal voter and thats all they should need to know. I thought they counted votes not names..
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Someone in another thread mentioned that no one knows what you do "when the curtain is closed." But there is no longer a closed curtain. Southbound may be right, and the code might be for your precinct, not for you personally - I don't know. But I've voted with poll workers practically looking over my shoulder. I'm sure they just wanted to be available in case I couldn't figure out how to use the computer, but it's kind of weird.

We just move to WA, and here voting is by mail. My name is not on the ballot, but it is on the envelope the ballot is to be submitted in. Of course, no one would ever misuse that, right?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:49 AM
 
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I voted early today. I had to give them some information and they verified I had the right info and issued me a paper which had my name and address on it along with some sort of code numbers. T.
This is a very good question. I noticed it too.

They are using a new check-in system this year. No more voter books.

Prior to this, they handed a hand written piece of paper to the poll worker to be used to set the machine to the correct ballot. It used to only have the preceint # on it. Now they are not only entering the precient # but also a rather complex serial #, that is computer printed with your name on the sheet you hand to the machine worker. IMO, a programmer could easily create a program to make out a list of people and their votes if that number is being recorded with the vote.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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^^^^ What frewroad said.

The poll worker carries an electronic "key" similar to a USB memory stick. It allows the poll worker to key in your address ID to get the exact ballot you would use in your home precinct. Remember some precincts have split NC voting districts, so your address is vital in getting the correct ballot.

(Of course, I still just verbally confirmed my address and got to vote, no "proof of purchase" required. I could have been anybody masquerading as me.)
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:29 AM
 
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This has one nice benefit: 3 to 5 days after you vote, you'll stop getting campaign flyers in your mailbox!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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Not me, I voted on Saturday and have received 3 calls from the Obama campaign since then. Last night I told them I already voted and they had the nerve to ask me did I vote for the President! I just hung up the phone because I kinda PO and just didn’t know what to say!

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This has one nice benefit: 3 to 5 days after you vote, you'll stop getting campaign flyers in your mailbox!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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I noticed it too and I just asked them. It is very important to me that I know what is going on. The man was caught off guard, but he told me. I think it was 4 digits that represented my voting place and the other numbers were for me.



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This is a very good question. I noticed it too.

They are using a new check-in system this year. No more voter books.

Prior to this, they handed a hand written piece of paper to the poll worker to be used to set the machine to the correct ballot. It used to only have the preceint # on it. Now they are not only entering the precient # but also a rather complex serial #, that is computer printed with your name on the sheet you hand to the machine worker. IMO, a programmer could easily create a program to make out a list of people and their votes if that number is being recorded with the vote.
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