Comment: Vote Receipts

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Vote Receipts

Electronic voting machines wouldn't be so bad if we could clarify our votes visually, then print a receipt at the moment of voting. Or maybe print the receipt, then match it to the screen visually, then submit the vote.

The machine might even save a copy of each receipt on a roll so that any tampering could be traced to the moment it occurred if the roll showed damage or there were any irregularities.

At least that way we'd be able to count them ourselves outside the system (and its minions) that rigs the machines, and we'd have a continuous trail to follow if necessary.

We get receipts for most electronic transactions and voting shouldn't be any different.

(I find it unlikely that Rick Perry got the 51% of the vote he needed to avoid a runoff down in Texas even though the machines said he did...)