September 23, 2002
There but for the grace of God...

The main reason why I haven't been too harsh on Florida for its most recent election snafus is because it could happen here just as easily. I've used the eSlate voting machines - I'm one of those annoying people who does early voting - and while I have no qualms with how they've been rolled out and explained to users, I do have a problem with the fact that they don't create a hardcopy of the votes they record. When (not if) we have a contested election like Reno/McBride, we better hope that no votes have disappeared from the system.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 23, 2002 to Local politics