Tuesday, February 5, 2008

SUPER TUESDAY

Today is "SUPER TUESDAY" when a large number of states hold presidential primary elections. I voted early this morning and I was reminded of how antiquated the voting system is. My polling place still uses LEVER MACHINES. A voter enters the machine and pulls a lever to close the curtain, thus unlocking the voting levers. The voter then makes his or her selection from a list of switches denoting the appropriate candidates or measures. The machine is configured to prevent overvotes by locking out other candidates when one candidate's switch is flipped. When the voter is finished, a lever is pulled which opens the curtain and increments the appropriate counters for each candidate and measure. The results are then hand written by the precinct officer at the conclusion of voting. New York and Connecticut are some of the few states that still permit the use of these machines.
I am for OBAMA....as HILLARY'S Vice Presidential running-mate, that is.

3 comments:

Chita Rivera said...

"The voter then makes his or her selection from a list of switches denoting the appropriate candidates or measures." ---- hmmm - it "switches"!!!!

Noel Y.C. said...

can i get your autograph?

Joseph Forest a.k.a. Joselito L. said...

yay Noel! Jon and I are for the Hillary-Barack tandem too!!! If only we were there to vote.