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View Diary: How to Repair the Voting System: Sec. Debra Bowen's Answer (302 comments)

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  •  In the UK... (0+ / 0-)

    ... it's all done on paper and hand-counted. Go into the booth, put a cross next to the candidate, put it in the ballot box which gets taken to a school gym or council chamber somewhere to be counted by volunteers (supervised by poll-watchers, of course). You do occasionally hear of fraud (of the 'ballot box turned up a week later in someone's car' sort), but on the whole it seems to work well, and we still get the results by the next morning. Obviously, scaling that up to the US may be difficult, but it should be the standard to aim for.

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