By R. Saltman
Roy G. Saltman lines the evolution of balloting expertise, highlighting how the antiquated platforms in use at the present time are a legacy of the economic revolution and the early computing device revolution of the Nineteen Fifties. He additionally examines the tangled duties of federal, country, and native experts in facilitating, tracking, and counting the votes, making a irritating photo of this elemental civic responsibility.
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M R P-S B In 2001, two groups headed by media companies made intensive surveys of the ballots cast at polling stations that were not counted by machine. They were able to carry out this activity because Florida’s expansive Sunshine Law permitted them access to all the individual ballots. A primary function of the studies was to determine the candidate who would have had the most votes in the Florida contest if all the undervotes and overvotes had been manually reviewed and votes had been assigned according to an intent of the voter standard.
Thus,” wrote Justice Breyer: In a system that allows counties to use different types of voting systems, voters already arrive at the polls with an unequal chance that their votes will be counted. I do not see how the fact that this results from counties’ selection of different voting machines rather than a court order makes the outcome any more fair. Nor do I understand why the Florida Supreme Court’s recount order, which helps to redress this inequity, must be entirely prohibited based on a deficiency that could be easily remedied.
Poll workers could not get through for hours. Consequently, many voters in this situation were not allowed to vote. However, some poll workers receiving affidavits from would-be voters, knowing that phone lines were constantly busy and that trying to connect would be a waste of time, permitted some citizens to vote anyhow. S. Supreme Court. People who had applied to register to vote when they received or updated their driver’s licenses also were having difficulties. A number of such instances have been documented.
The History and Politics of Voting Technology: In Quest of Integrity and Public Confidence by R. Saltman