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Every voter should receive a receipt

AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Social Entropy++
A paper receipt with a number that can later be verified to make sure that his or her vote was counted, and not lost or misread.

I've wondered since 2000 why we can't do this. If our entire banking system is basically electronic, held by computers all across the world, why can't we do the same with voting? Why do we continue to rely on archaic voting practices prone to error and manipulation?

This article brought the issue to mind again this morning:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/politics/29anxiety.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

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    Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Okay.

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    and then they throw all the ballots in a large barrel and pick one out and whoever has the matching receipt wins a meat platter

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Air wrote: »
    and then they throw all the ballots in a large barrel and pick one out and whoever has the matching receipt wins a meat platter

    Make it a Cheese and Meat platter and I'm in.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    is there cheese with the meat platter? this is very important if i'm to support this idea

    EDIT: dangit ruckus

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    if you think that just because a receipt is in the transaction, something won't be lost or fucked up or mischarged, then you have never worked in a restaurant

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    fadingathedgesfadingathedges Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, on meat platters it's better when the meats are presented in little rolls so you can just pick them up and they are ready to go into your face.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited October 2008
    Storing votes entirely electronically would be moronic, even with receipts

    paper ballots with optical scanners is the method that makes the most sense

    also politics thread :arrow:

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sometimes, i'll buy a party platter of meats and cheeses from the grocery store, as well as a box of classy crackers, and just go to town on it by my lonesome.

    i'm so fat

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I have worked in a restaurant. And I think it's a much needed step to hold those who count the votes more accountable.

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, on meat platters it's better when the meats are presented in little rolls so you can just pick them up and they are ready to go into your face.

    Yes! Deli meats layed out flat are such a pain in the ass.

    The Cheese should be cubed, and there should be at least 4 types. Toothpics should be available.

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Storing votes entirely electronically would be moronic, even with receipts

    paper ballots with optical scanners is the method that makes the most sense

    also politics thread :arrow:

    OK, but how do I now my vote is counted? That's the fundamental issue here. Every time I vote I leave wondering if it's even going to be counted.

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, on meat platters it's better when the meats are presented in little rolls so you can just pick them up and they are ready to go into your face.

    yes!
    i agree, meat tastes better in roll form

    ...


    :winky:???

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited October 2008
    I have worked in a restaurant. And I think it's a much needed step to hold those who count the votes more accountable.

    i want to put my poop inside you

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The receipt system is for electronic voting is it not? In Florida in 2000 they used punch cards.

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    sometimes, i'll buy a party platter of meats and cheeses from the grocery store, as well as a box of classy crackers, and just go to town on it by my lonesome.

    i'm so fat

    i have been known to buy a loaf of french bread and a container of cream cheese and just kinda go at it.

    not the light shit either
    nothing is worse than light cream cheese.

    come to think of it, light consumables in general are awful.

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited October 2008
    I have worked in a restaurant. And I think it's a much needed step to hold those who count the votes more accountable.

    i want to put my poop inside you

    this is an expression of displeasure, by the way

    I just realized that it might be hard to tell

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    ronpaul 2012

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    like boxing
    boy i told you to take the fall, now take the damn fall!
    that's how daredevil's dad died. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I have worked in a restaurant. And I think it's a much needed step to hold those who count the votes more accountable.

    i want to put my poop inside you

    this is an expression of displeasure, by the way

    I just realized that it might be hard to tell

    I really don't know what you're talking about. But I don't want to be near you when you "poop."

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I have worked in a restaurant. And I think it's a much needed step to hold those who count the votes more accountable.

    i want to put my poop inside you

    this is an expression of displeasure, by the way

    I just realized that it might be hard to tell

    Yes, thankyou internet.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    guys i just found out my journalism class is going on some kind of gay field trip in like 45 minutes.

    do i get hella toasted beforehand y/n

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    ronpaul 2012

    Ron Paul has delivered 2.3 million babies. Fact.

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    beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Fandyien wrote: »
    guys i just found out my journalism class is going on some kind of gay field trip in like 45 minutes.

    do i get hella toasted beforehand y/n

    yes
    then when you're on the field trip, scream "what a scoop!" and jot stuff down or take a picture with an old timey camera

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    everytime i vote i leave wondering if someone is gonna come track me down and scold me for not taking it seriously

    goddamn compulsory voting is the shittiest bullshit

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    ronpaul 2012

    DogandPonyShow .... 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 ...

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    sometimes, i'll buy a party platter of meats and cheeses from the grocery store, as well as a box of classy crackers, and just go to town on it by my lonesome.

    i'm so fat

    i have been known to buy a loaf of french bread and a container of cream cheese and just kinda go at it.

    not the light shit either
    nothing is worse than light cream cheese.

    come to think of it, light consumables in general are awful.

    the only "lite" type food items i buy are 2% milk, because ugh whole milk, and splenda. everything else, fatty version please

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    beavotron wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    sometimes, i'll buy a party platter of meats and cheeses from the grocery store, as well as a box of classy crackers, and just go to town on it by my lonesome.

    i'm so fat

    i have been known to buy a loaf of french bread and a container of cream cheese and just kinda go at it.

    not the light shit either
    nothing is worse than light cream cheese.

    come to think of it, light consumables in general are awful.

    the only "lite" type food items i buy are 2% milk, because ugh whole milk, and splenda. everything else, fatty version please

    2% is Normal milk. 1% is Lite. Skim is Horrible.

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    SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I agree with Stale >.>

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    like boxing
    boy i told you to take the fall, now take the damn fall!
    that's how daredevil's dad died. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
    pfffttttttthahahahahahahaa

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    StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I drink whole milk

    Hell sometimes I drink heavy cream



    Every now and then I just suck directly from the teat

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    fadingathedgesfadingathedges Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.


    Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

    (wonderful Onion vidja link)


    ps yeah, Political Thread? Some fag will probably lock this soon.

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    aw man stale do you really not believe in the power of voting

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    pssssssst...... you wanna know a secret?


    Voting doesn't matter, all of this shit is bought and paid for long before you waddle your ass into a booth. Give it up.

    This is one of the reasons I roll my eyes at all the people who push and push and push about voting Obama or McCain. Yeah it's good that you vote and show your support, but you live in a republic a.k.a. a representative democracy. Your presendential votes don't really matter.

    If you want to make a difference: learn the state and local stuff, vote in state and local elections, tell people to do the same.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    guys i just found out my journalism class is going on some kind of gay field trip in like 45 minutes.

    do i get hella toasted beforehand y/n

    yes
    then when you're on the field trip, scream "what a scoop!" and jot stuff down or take a picture with an old timey camera

    oh my god i want to wear a fedora and carry a flashbulb

    then if i see police officers i will yell "CHEESE IT"

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    SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I only drink skim milk. It stays colder longer and I don't like thick white liquid sloshing around in my mouth it would probably fall out and dribble all over me and stain my pants

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    oh right electoral colleges

    forgot you guys used those

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Stale wrote: »
    I drink whole milk

    Hell sometimes I drink heavy cream



    Every now and then I just suck directly from the teat

    yeah, but do you eat sour cream like gogurt?

    8-)

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    everytime i vote i leave wondering if someone is gonna come track me down and scold me for not taking it seriously

    goddamn compulsory voting is the shittiest bullshit

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i hate milk but for some reason think chocolate milk is delicious

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