Wednesday, November 08, 2006
What I Overheard at the Poll
As I wrapped up voting yesterday I overheard the following conversation between the poll worker and the woman who stepped into the booth next to me:
Poll worker: Have you used this new voting machine before?
Poll worker: It's not an interactive screen. You have to scroll using the wheel, and then hit the enter button.
Woman: It's not working! (as she hit the screen with her index finger).
Poll worker: It's not an interactive screen. You use the scroll wheel.
Woman: Really. So I don't touch the screen?
Isn't democracy great? Vox Populi.