This is my tweetlog from the morning (not all of them… just the tweets about my personal voting experience):
This is an old-style machine. Are they still using these somewhere? I liked them better than the connect the lines form we use in Wickenburg, AZ. I remember going into the booth with my mom when I was a kid and closing the curtain and the sound of the clicks. The machine wouldn’t let you vote incorrectly — you could only vote for the right number of people in each category. When you opened the curtain, the vote was filed away. I miss those old machines.
2006 was supposed to be the last year NYC was using these, but snags in their new-machine procurement process (involving, I think, a misbegotten consideration and testing of touchscreen machines) delayed the replacement. I love these machines, but they are massively error-prone.
god speed in the coming years
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