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Old 11-08-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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I found that it takes a lot longer to vote and I'm not sure if my vote went through. After putting the card into the machine it didn't give a confirmation. It just said 'system ready'. There is also less privacy.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Today I felt as if I just stuffed my ballot into a paper shredder. I'm not confident that all votes are being counted.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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There was a brief message after the ballot fed through indicating it was fed successfully.

What I didn't like the first time I voted this way, and what I still don't like is:
1) Not being asked to provide ID when I signed in at my ED's table.
2) My name and party affiliation being recorded and assigned a number -- which coincidentally was the number my ballot was electronically assigned when it was entered into the ballot box provided for my ED.

I don't vote the party line to which I am registered as I find that myopic. But what is to say that somebody looking to rig the election won't go over the list and take the ballots of registered Demopubs or Republocrats and tamper with them?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: LawnGuyLind, NY / Sarasota, FL
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I asked the Poll Watcher why we are going backwards with the "new" machines, and he had a big smile & a Thank You for me, and then went on & on about how awful the scanners are, how they don't waork too many times, and they needed too much time to set up.

And as for my personal view, exactly as stated above - too long to vote, a feeling of a lack of privacy, and no confidence that my vote was counted.
I was only voter #50 at noon. I cannot imagine this new system not bogging down completely when there is a decent voter turnout.

It IS great however for disenfranchising voters.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Some people have a hard time with change.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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I voted like 20 times, seemed to work just fine.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Some people have a hard time with change.
I had to fill out a second ballot as being a lefty I snagged the tie down on the pen and made a mark in a spot that should not have had 1 and the scanner rejected it. The fix was to give me another ballot to fill out but get this the clerk just walks away with the improperly marked one and had an opertunity to look it over.

The second ballot went thru properly and the scanner displayed something like "Ballot Counted" or something to that effect. it did not say standby as another person posted.

Call me crazzy being in the IT field and up on tech things I still like the old lever machines.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with those old lever machines.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I agree I liked the old lever machines too.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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There was a brief message after the ballot fed through indicating it was fed successfully.
I fed the sheet into the scanner and it had a clock symbol spinning around and then a message, something like, "Your vote has been counted!"

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1) Not being asked to provide ID when I signed in at my ED's table.
Same here. I used to have to show my driver's license.

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2) My name and party affiliation being recorded and assigned a number -- which coincidentally was the number my ballot was electronically assigned when it was entered into the ballot box provided for my ED.
I wasn't paying attention to any of that, so I don't know if they did that. All I did was sign the book, take the paper and go over to one of the "privacy" areas, fill out the ballot, and then bring it to the scanner and feed it through.
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