As I understand it the process is similar...
Tue Nov 6, 2018 4:58pm

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 are.

I certainly do remember the "scan-tron" test answer sheets we always used for the standardized tests we took in New York State. I never heard of problems with them failing to grade tests, but teachers most certainly repeatedly emphasized how critical it was that you completely and darkly filled in the circle...

However, I suspect that if a test came back unreadable, the teacher probably just hand-graded it and moved on.

  • 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... more
    • California uses InkaVote Voting System.Ken C, Wed Nov 7 10:40am
      https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-systems/oversight/voting-systems-used-counties/how-use-your-countys-voting-system/inkavote-voting-system/ 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.
    • As I understand it the process is similar... — Sprout, Tue Nov 6 4:58pm
      • 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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