…hiring temps for a day to assist with an election really isn’t that expensive … that’s one reason why the CFO’s proposal to switch to electronic balloting was rejected. [/quote]
Slightly off-topic but most people should be critically afraid (!) of electronic voting. There is never a shortage of the chronically corrupt and electronic voting just makes their job a little easier - hence the story of George Bush Jr.
Drumroll AND THE CANDIDATE WINS BY A LANDSLIDE IN ALL THE RIDINGS HIS CLOSE FRIENDS ARE IN CONTROL OF!
Which is not the method/machines chosen by governments due to lobbying etc… hence why you should be fearful of them bringing in electronic voting. [/quote]
If by “governments” you mean some American jurisdictions, then you’d be right. But there are plenty of governments around the world (and the in the USA) that require open-source and transparent electronic voting machines.
Check out the wikipedia page on electronic voting for lots of examples:
I like the postwar method, like they used in Greece. You got a red card and a blue one. If you dropped the red card in the box it was for the Communists, blue for the King.
When you went out the back door, everyone with a blue card was escorted into an army truck and taken away.
Sarah Palin would love it.