Paper ballots are available
September 11, 2009
People who do not want to cast their ballots on the touch-screen voting machines being used in the City Hall election may opt for a paper ballot.
Cindy LoPiccolo, City Hall’s elections officer, said, though, they must request a paper ballot from a poll worker if they do not want to use the touch screen machine.
There remain critics of the touch screen machines who worry that the ballots could be miscounted by the machines. There have not been problems with the counting locally, though.
LoPiccolo said the touch screen machines are easy for voters to understand. The voters also may check whether the machine registered the proper selection before their ballot is finalized.