Touch Screen Machine Scaring Off Senior Citizen Election Judges
from the unintended-consequences dept
Well, here’s a completely unexpected consequence of Maryland going to all touchscreen voting systems: the election judges who watch over the voting process, who are mostly senior citizens, are scared off by the high-tech machines. The old voting system, they could handle. However, understanding a touchscreen voting system when many of them are still shying away from computers is too much. And, apparently, it’s not easy to find election judges, so when they scare off a good percentage of the usual crowd, there’s a definite shortage.