Thursday, September 02, 2010

Even Governors Overvote

For those skeptics who don’t believe that overvoting is a serious problem, California Governor Schwarzenegger may prove you wrong with this video posted on The Huffington Post, courtesy of Good Day LA, as he casts his ballot in California’s June 8 primary. Fortunately for Governor Schwarzenegger, the machine automatically rejected his ballot and the poll worker was there to assist. Unfortunately, as we have pointed out before, New York’s machines will not automatically reject overvoted ballots. New York’s machines will instead lead voters making the same mistake as the governor to a confusing screen where they are given the option to click the green “Accept” option on the touch screen, cast their overvoted ballot, and have their vote not be counted in that particular race.

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