Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I voted today...

I went to the vote this morning. I'm pretty lucky that my polling center is less than two miles from my house. As I entered the polling center room, six septuagenarian women sat in a line behind some folding tables.

The process was:

  • Lady #1 asked my name
  • Lady #2 looked through a box of cards for my name
  • Lady #2 handed me my card to sign
  • I signed it
  • Lady #3 took the signed card, found my signature in a binder with local citizens signatures, and compared them
  • Lady #3 decided it was the same signature, then ripped a ticket off the card I signed, and handed it to Lady #4
  • Lady #4 escorted me to the polling booth
  • The polling booth is electronic, and Lady #4 had to insert what looked like an Atari 2600 cartridge into a slot enabling me to vote
  • I voted
  • Lady #6 said goodbye to me as I left
(Lady #5 just sat there)

How ridiculous is this process. I would say it's a hold-over from 18th century (maybe earlier), but there was the Atari 2600 cartridge, so it's just a hold-over from the 1970's.

When can we do this on the internet?!?!?!?

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