I’m an eternally optimistic, nerdy, tattooed, chubby, 20-year-old atheist from Ontario, Canada (the best place ever). I have a cat named Luna whom I love more than anything. My main interests are (in no order) history, horror, reading, writing, tea, rock/metal, steampunk, cute animals, weird animals, rum, learning, Canadian culture, Nintendo, cartoons, and anime and manga. I love being alone, but I also love talking to people so feel free to send me a message.
(Formerly “emilyclocke”, “corrinda”, and “impoliteandevil”)
I don’t see what electricity has to do with voting, though? do they just not have pens and paper outside of massachusetts or something?
It’s because of electronic voting booths.
…you know, some people mock us here for being backwards and living in the past, but evidently that is not always a bad thing.
Totally agree, here in Canada, we don’t have electronic voting booths. How do we count the votes? A group of people from every voting office will count them. There’s one person who will show the rest of the group every single vote, to show which party each vote went to. Then the person says, “Do we all agree that this vote was cast to conservative/liberal/ndp/green party etc?” Then when it’s a unanimous agreement, they move onto the next vote.
No electronic machines, no computer glitches, no hacking (no candidate’s family-owned machines that could skew the votes). Just honest, old school democracy.
Whenever I go to the bank, I cash my cheques and withdraw my money using the tellers instead of the ATM. I do it because while humans can make errors, electronics do it more so. Electric voting booths just don’t sit right with me.