Reminder: We’re Better Off With Optical Scanners

For those who question the costs of our post-election audits, OpEd News reminds us that it could have been much worse. We could have been stuck with touch screens (DREs) which would have cost much more, are less safe even with a paper trail, and are much harder and more expensive to audit. A picture is worth a 1000 words! <read & view photo>

Also note that the November 2008 audit cost Connecticut about $0.06 per ballot cast.  That is a small price to pay when a typical high-turn-out election in Connecticut costs towns in the range of $5.00-$10.00 per ballot cast.   My polling place is a mile and a half away, so it costs me close to $1.00 round trip just to drive to vote.

A look back:  Hartford Courant Editorial, December 7, 2006:  A TrueVote Vindication, Connecticut owes TrueVote CT a debt of gratitude. <read>

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