Friday, March 10, 2006

Maryland Moving Toward Paper Ballots

The Maryland House of Delegates voted unanimously -- UNANIMOUSLY -- to ditch electronic touch-screen voting and go to paper ballots with an optical scan system, apparently similar to what Watauga County's Board of Elections has opted for. But the Maryland Senate apparently wants to go even deeper into the Diebold ditch, so how all this will turn out is still very much up in the air. Plus Maryland's got a Republican governor who is very resistant to "early voting," fearing evidently that such a system will just encourage more people to vote.

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