Originally Posted by ckblv
I voted yesterday.
I requested a paper ballot and was told paper ballots are not available.
I requested a hard copy of my ballot and was told it was not available, the hard copy stays in the machine.
I think that sucks.
It absolutely does. Our election system has lost all accountability, and all indicators are we are in for a doozy of an election day. Three of the polling locations here have an illegal number of registered voters in their districts (allowed to have like 1500, have 3400, etc).
In Ohio you could demand a paper ballot, and on the machine you could see your ballot being printed next to the screen and review it. It worries me that there are voting systems that allow for absolutely no doublechecking, and that I have to use one.
I expect general disgruntlement of the voters by Nov 5th, regardless of the outcome. Not good, not good at all. There's no excuse for a country as steeped in technology as ours to have third-world voting systems.