Touch Screen Voters Can See Printed Ballot

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
San Joaquin County has used touch screen voting machines in the past two elections.  But this is the first time a printed ballot will be displayed.
Deborah Hench is County Registrar of Voters:
Some voters don’t want to rely on the electronic voting.  They want to see paper.
The key word is “see.”  Voters won’t be able to touch the paper ballot – it is encased inside the machine.  
After reviewing the print-out, voters can either cast the ballot, or reject it and go back to the touch screen and change their vote.  The paper ballot is designed to reassure voters the choices they made are actually what is recorded.