By John Gideon on 8/24/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Just as newspapers used their headlines to lead their readers in how they wanted them to understand the California Field Poll mentioned in yesterday’s DVN, the voting industry’s trade group has attempted to do the same. The Election Technology Council reads the poll as saying 82% of the voters polled are confident in the vote counting process. In fact, only 44% have great confidence in the process. The ETC also ignores the rest of the poll which shows that 32% of the respondents have the most confidence in paper ballots while 31% have the most confidence in touch-screen voting and an equal number, 31%, have the most confidence in punch-card voting. So, while Michelle Shafer and David Beirne of the ETC seem to like to add findings together to make a point, we can show that 63% of the respondents like paper based voting systems and have little confidence in touch-screen voting....

  • NAtional: Election Technology Council: Recent Polling Confirms Voter Confidence Remains Steady LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Panel suggests interim voting system for Riverside County LINK
  • CA: San Diego Paper Sees Voter Confidence in Elections Where Others See Vote of No Confidence LINK
  • CT: League, registrars are sponsoring program on new voting technology LINK
  • CT: Conn. Secretary of State Using Technology to Reach Young Voters LINK
  • CT: Norwich - Elections Panel Finalizes Norwich Registrars' Fines LINK
  • MO: Voter Beware LINK
  • MS: No technology this time for counting absentee ballots LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Old junk now jewel
    County to use lever machines for election LINK
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