New voting system draws praise, criticism

“It took me at least quadruple the time to cast my votes as any other system I’ve ever used,” said Rhinebeck resident Steve Hubbert. “This is a regression in our voting system from mechanical back to manual.” Read On:

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Letters to the Editor – 11/04  Poughkeepsie Journel

New voting system has many flaws The new voting system is much inferior to any other voting system I have seen or can imagine.

First, the lighting in the booth was so dim I could barely read the ballot. Second, I was not given a privacy envelope and there were none in the booth. Third, hand-marking a ballot is the slowest possible way to cast votes. Thus it took me at least quadruple the time to cast my votes as any other system I’ve ever used.

This is a regression in our voting system, from mechanical back to manual. Has anyone responsible for this new system ever seen or used a physical or on-screen keyboard?

Steve Hubbert

Rhinebeck http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=201011040305