Sep 14, 2010

Dane County Self-Correcting Optec Scanners Alert Voters to Multi-Party Voting

At least in Dane County, voters who cast votes on more than one party line (negating the ballot) are alerted audibly and immediately by the Optec machine.

Voters then can re-cast another ballot and correct their mistake.

Typically, Dane County is among the highest turn-out counties in the state, leaning significance to those who would make the mistake on Primary Day of casting votes in more than one political party.

Reports from the county indicate that the correctable errors of multi-party primary voting are occurring infrequently, but are definitely occurring and being corrected by voters on the spot.

1 comment:

  1. It's state-wide, and also happens (through a different mechanism) on the electronic voting machines.