California Voters Lack Confidence in Election Procedures

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 1, 2004
A record turnout at the polls topping 70 percent is expected on Election Day. But a Field Poll released this morning finds California voters have a somewhat somber view of election integrity. With electronic voting systems being used for the first time in some parts of the state this election, fewer than a quarter of those surveyed are “very confident” votes will be counted properly. Thirty five percent are not confident at all that electronic voting will work properly. Meanwhile, 67 percent of California voters believe problems will occur at polls in other states that may call into question the results of the presidential election. The Field Poll sampled 12-hundred registerd voters and has an error rate of plus or minus two-point nine percent. SOQ