Archive for November 7th, 2006

Election Day Kerfuffle

November 7, 2006

Here’s a spot for discussing Election Day stuff. I see, already, that we’re going to be hearing a lot about problems with the new electronic voting machines, again. My question is this: don’t these election officials do anything ahead of time? Like, say, turn their machines on and see if they even run? I mean, cripes, it sounds like Election Day at the official poll-opening time is quite literally the first time they’d even turned these things on.

I should add that I’m not complaining about the volunteers who work in polling places. They are volunteers, providing a public service, and do the best they can. The problem is the paid officials, who apparently did no advance planning, testing, or training with the new voting technology.