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Malfunctioning Voting Machines Already Causing Problems At Some Polling Places

 
Malfunctioning Voting Machines Already Causing Problems At Some Polling Places
Posted November 5th, 2013 @ 11:31am

(John Del Signore) If you voted in the primary and savored the satisfying tactile thunk of the steampunk lever voting machines, be advised that today we're back to multiple choice paper ballots. It's a seemingly simple process—you darken in the ovals in a pattern resembling an Anarchy symbol or penis and schlep it over the scanning machines, which are supposed to electronically record your vote with high-tech e-meters. But already this morning, just like in 2012, the Machines are at War with Democracy.

At PS 32 in Carroll Gardens this morning, Awl co-founder Choire Sicha reported a wait time of 20-30 minutes because of malfunctioning scanning machines:

Read More: Gothamist

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