Remember taking those fill-in-the-circle tests?
Tue Nov 6, 2018 4:35pm (XFF:

They always emphasized that you had to fill in the WHOLE circle.

Not just an "X".

They never tell you that when we use paper ballots.

I always wonder if (1) the machine reads each ballot or if they're counted manually, and (2) if the
machine reads them, does it matter if someone just puts an "X" on the circle.

I'd like to know how it works in areas where a Photo ID is NOT required.

  • I think the only real systemic weaknessSprout, Tue Nov 6 4:29pm
    is the machine itself. One has to trust that it is programmed appropriately... I saw one proposed system that gave the voter feedback. You would put your card into the system and it would display how ... more
    • Remember taking those fill-in-the-circle tests? — SES, Tue Nov 6 4:35pm
      • California uses InkaVote Voting System.Ken C, Wed Nov 7 10:40am Yesterday I noticed the marking device was not... more
      • What you must do and must not do. NO x's or check marks should be on the ballot and the circles should be completely filled in. Very much like the standardized tests given by schools back in the day.
      • in that the person gives their name, which is looked up on the rolls. If it is there the person is processed as a voter. There just isn't any verification whether the individual is who they say they... more
        • Your teacher most likely reviewed them before mailing them out. Maybe he/she even darkened or finished partial circles on occasion, but absolutely did NOT score them because they were scored by... more
          • You are so certain of that?Sprout, Wed Nov 7 8:02am
            So, how did we get grades back that day? Hint: Our schools had the machines to read the tests at the school. Registered results NATIONALLY? Where do you get these fantasies? There was no such thing... more
            • in a few months. They were scored and compared nationally. I remember it CLEARLY because I was in the 98th & 99th percentile nationally in every subject but math, where I was in the 95th. I'm pretty... more
              • did them in different ways. Lots of possibilities exist: 1. A school sends the answer sheets to a central facility for all processing. 2. A school does its own initial scoring before sending the... more
                • NOWHERE does it or I say that EVERY STUDENT nationally must take a particular test for it to be considered a 'NATIONAL TEST'. However, given that the tests were taken all over the nation and the... more
                  • I agree....Sprout, Fri Nov 9 8:17am
                    By now, there isnít a U.S. household with school-age children that hasnít experienced a standardized test, be it national assessments like the SAT-9, SAT-10, MAT-8, Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS),... more
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