Going on record:
I was in line to vote at 5:30 AM this morning. By the time I left, a line snaked around the polling place. I can't imagine how everyone who wants to vote is going to be able to vote. People behind me were talking about having to leave to get to work and coming back later. I assume that later the line will extend to the next town at the rate it was growing.
The scanner system sucks and there is no privacy of the vote anymore.
I could see other people's ballots and who they voted for -- Obama! which made me happy, but I wasn't happy that both my ballot and my husband's were rejected by the scanner at least 2 times. We had even left the polling place when someone hollered to us in the parking lot that our ballot and popped out again. This is nuts. People were crowded around the scanner trying to get their ballot in the slot while our ballots were being handled and rehandled.
Back in we went and some stranger said he'd put it in again for us...great.
I don't get the feeling I voted and I don't like that feeling.
There is a counter somewhere on the scanner and I didn't realize that so I suggest you watch carefully to see the counter advance after you submit your ballot.
Let's find a better, safer, tamper-proof and PRIVATE way to vote for the next election.
These scanners suck. I should be thrilled now having cast a historic vote for the first black candidate for president. Instead I am not sure my vote counted.
Bring back the old and private machines -- anythings better than these scanners!!