Mudcat Café message #345997 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27980   Message #345997
Posted By: Giac
24-Nov-00 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Elections: How do you do it at home?
Subject: RE: How do you do it at home?
In East Tennessee, we show a voter registration card, or a photo ID, the name is checked off on a roll book for that precinct. Then the name is checked off on another book, where the voter signs beneath the printed name. The voter receives a paper, which is then given to the person manning the voting booths. You walk in, facing a list of candidates (no party affiliations are listed in the general election). The choice is designated by pushing a pressure-sensitive button, which then lights up. After making all the selections, one may cancel the whole thing and start over, or push another electronic button which registers the vote. There is a running count in each machine and when the polls close, the vote is tallied in very short order.