Maryland Will Return To Paper Ballots In 2016

The search is on for new machines to replace Maryland’s touch screen voting system.

Political reporter Pat Warren reports the state is moving toward a paper trail.

Maryland voters raised a ruckus in 2004 after the state moved to electronic voting machines that eliminated paper ballots and still raises suspicions.

“We want every time you vote in Maryland, you get a receipt,” said one protester.

To avoid the fear of computers eating voters, the General Assembly set 2016 as the goal for instituting a paper ballot system and now it’s time to shop.

via Maryland Will Return To Paper Ballots In 2016.

We still use paper ballots here in NC. You get your paper, you go to a little table, and you fill in the ovals with a pen on a rope. When you are done, you walk over and feed your paper into a machine that displays a count of the voters at that location for the day and you can watch the number go up as your ballot goes in. I assume it is like a scantron from when you were in grade school (if any of you used those) and it tallies votes, too, but I don’t know.

What I do know is the machine sounds exactly like the shredder I have under my desk. I’m just sayin’.

I kid. It’s not a shredder. It’s all good.

Maybe.

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4 responses to “Maryland Will Return To Paper Ballots In 2016

  1. Pingback: Maryland moves back in the right direction, but true paper ballots are better | Trutherator's Weblog

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  3. They should have kept quiet about it. Watch him draw up one of his dictatorial Executive Orders making i illegal.

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