Touch screen voting
As far as I know, this is the first time Rock Island County has used touch screen voting units, though as of now, voters still have the option of chosing to use a paper ballot.
The county clerk's office is to be commended for tackling the huge task of adopting the new technology and rolling out and implementing the system, as well as training poll workers to work with it.
Compared to the days of hand-counting and tabulating ballots at the polling place, then lugging the ballots down to the clerk's office, where they'd then feed them into counting machines for hours... or ever worse, dealing with mechanical voting machines which weighed a ton, the computerized system is a quantum leap in efficiency, and one would hope, accuracy and security.
What are your thoughts on the leap to computerized voting?
If you used the touch screen technology for the first time, how was the experience? Was it easy to understand and use? Any confusion or problems?
Do you prefer it over the old punch card method?