I heard a piece on NPR this morning saying that voter error is the biggest problem with electronic touch screen voting machines.
According to this piece there is an error rate of less than 3% when used normally, however the error rate climbs to more than 20% when a voter tries to make changes in his vote before registering it. Women are more likely to ask for help from an election official when this occurs and men are more likely to make errors. Who woulda thunk it? I still don’t trust the durn things. How do I know that it wasn’t tampered by some geek with a blackberry?
My favorite poll worker told me that all the touch screens at Rotus Ranch’s polling place are going to be replaced by machines that have a paper trail – in three years, Arrrrrrgh!