Back from Voting

I just cast my vote in Ohio to repeal SB5 (and restore collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public workers) and to fund the Kent Free Library (via a new levy).

The polling station workers were very friendly, and one fellow was curious about how I came to be named Woodrow (It was from my Uncle Woodrow Wilson Head. I am proud to carry his name forward).

It was the first time that I had voted on an electronic voting machine. The station had four Diebold machines, each with a programmable voter card and built-in printer for generating a saved receipt for recounts.

Compared with the horror stories that I had heard about electronic voting machines, I thought that the machine that I used worked well and I was very happy to see a paper trail (that I could spy through a magnifying window) generated.

However, I do not know if the kind of Diebold machine that I used is one of those that Argonne National Laboratory identified as easily hackable [read about it on Salon here, and on Voice of America’s website here].

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