Count votes on paper ballots. By hand.

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@ceejbot Elections Canada.
Currently provincial and municipal elections in my area use hand marked, machine scanned paper ballots.

In all levels an elector can be added to the rolls and vote in their poll on election day or at advance polls or at the returning office.

Electronic voter lists in Ontario, paper with paper forms in the other two.

@thatdawnperson @ceejbot I was a scrutineer during a federal election - hand marked, hand counted by representatives from all of the parties together at each poll station.

They may count it electronically afterwards and cross check, not sure.


@nev @ceejbot The fully manual process doesn’t reduce staffing requirements significantly (I’ve been DRO at all levels) and adds about 2 hours delay in reporting results ... plus the 1-2 hours of getting a busy signal reporting results in to the central office.

Élections Canada seems stodgy and behind the times but we have an excellent manual process.

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