Florida Ballot proposal:
p.o. Box 1925
Bushnell, Fl 33513
The problems of the election were part of the Collins center commission to determine which methods were best for the vote collection. One of the studies were by the Cal-Tech engineers who determined that the bubble scanner was the most dependable. Their study did not include any innovative newer methods.
My proposal is to use the Florida Lottery machines to tally the votes.(see modified ballot).
Much like the bubble ballots, the voter ads his mark and fills in the appropriate box.
My proposal would save millions on hardware, by
using the lottery machines already in place in Florida.
This warrant will eliminate the stigma associated with traditional ballots that have failed minorities. This lottery entry is a universally accepted form of input transverses social separations.
- The education required to teach people how to use the "ballot" cards would be identical to the cards used by the state lottery.
- The machinery required would not involve any additional expense for the hardware.
- Although a central location could be used, the proliferation of these lottery machines make it a natural for involving inner city voting. Voting precincts could be split up and have central points in economically disadvantaged areas.
- The tally would be instantaneous and sent to Tallahassee as the votes are entered.
- A receipt system would give the voter instant feedback to correct a ballot or confirm that voter intent is correct.
- Retooling the machines would be no more difficult than adding a new game day. Ie: we recently added a Wednesday Lottery, a first Tuesday would not be in conflict.
- Lotto security is already in place. The state could empower all or select lotto locations as precincts.
- Bar codes differentiating an election from a lotto card would prevent incorrect balloting. The election ballots might need to be separated into National and local election categories, which would also eliminate the no vote card.
- The current weekly lotto card, has 5 panels.Each with 9 rows.
- The printed format would be different than normal lotto cards.
- The possible need for more than one lotto card for large election categories.
- Less privacy to the vote input process, as the ballot must be entered by qualified volunteer.
The fantasy 5 cards use the same machine to register the quick pics.
Much in the way the fantasy card has been gridmarked, would be the way that the election card could be grid marked.
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