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VI Supreme Court Decision - Says Original Election was Wrongful but Allows Runoff to Proceed

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CarlHartmann
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The PROCESS ends up as a big success for the voters -- quote from the VI Consortium......

As opposed to the November 4 General Election, residents who voted in the November 18 runoff had full use of the DS200 voting machines. After voters selected one of the two gubernatorial candidate teams–Donna Christensen-Basil Ottley or Kenneth Mapp-Osbert Potter–they then fed the ballot into the machine, which confirmed if the vote was recorded or if there was an error.

Haywood said the process was much more efficient.

“This time with the machine, it was quick,” she said. “I feel more content, more secure with that because we don’t have to go through this thing again with them having to count [the ballots], and it’s automatically counted now, so that’s better.”

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Topic starter Posted : November 19, 2014 2:26 pm
ms411
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The machines were used in primary with good results. The current approved program supposedly does not accurately reflect all votes if voter votes symbol and other candidates outside the party. They have 2 years to fix it or we will be faced with same issue.

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Posted : November 19, 2014 3:41 pm
CruzanIron
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The machines were used in primary with good results. The current approved program supposedly does not accurately reflect all votes if voter votes symbol and other candidates outside the party. They have 2 years to fix it or we will be faced with same issue.

It's a simple matter of programming to match our laws. The BOE knew what would happen if people marked a split ticket weeks before the election and chose not to deal with it.

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Posted : November 19, 2014 3:50 pm
ms411
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Changes have to be approved by Voting Election Assistance (or whatever it's called) for the machines to maintain certification. There wasn't time for that based on letter from ES&S who sells the machines.

The fix won't be cheap and there is no money in current budget. Nothing is simple anymore.

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Posted : November 19, 2014 4:28 pm
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