7 responses to “Election 2006: The End of the Lever”
I haven’t honestly done research on the voting machines that U.S. and A. uses, but I do not understand why there isn’t a consistent system implemented throughout the country. There are way too many versions and some are quite ‘hackable’.
If an encrypted call to pay goods with a credit card works, why isn’t the government using a similar system?
wow. i’ve never seen anything quite like that before! all the voting i’ve ever done has been on a piece of paper with a pencil.
Absentee voting is the only way to go.
well, I never knew that Australian voting methods had been so influential. How interesting!
Our system is not without problems though – often the ballot papers get incredibly large and unwieldy!
I wasn’t sure about how Australian votes were counted, although I had memories of seeing people at tables counting it by hand, so I did a quick search and found this site:
Yep. Counted by hand.
And, quite often, recounted.
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