I have nothing to report – it’s all waiting, watching and wondering right now. But I am thinking about the poor folks who are using (by now) years old touchscreen machines that are probably breaking down everywhere. I wonder if that’s part of the reason there are so many lines in a few states.
I’ve never voted on a touchscreen machine, but I’ve voted a lot of different kinds of ballots. The worst ballot I used was a punch ticket (like Florida’s) in Chicago. The best was a paper, scanned, ballot in Wyoming where you used a giant felt tip marker to connect a large arrow pointing to the person for whom you were voting. New York’s paper, scanned ballot is almost as good — the limitation is that there are a lot more party lines so a ballot with the clarity of Wyoming’s would run on for pages. Here’s an open thread for voting mechanics or whatever else is going on in your world today.