Monday, November 28, 2005

NY Lawmakers push for no-excuse absentee balloting

New York state is now considering "no excuse" absentee balloting. Along with many other states, HAVA requirements for new ballot machines by the 2006 election has moved this issue onto the front burner.

This story is interesting because it suggests that voters will be suspicious of new, optical scan and other computerized voting machines, and will have more confidence that their ballot will be counted when voting absentee.

If this belief is widespread, than election officials are going to have to do a much better job convincing the public of the security of new voting equipment.

Story in Poughkeepsie Journal


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