Maryland Will Go Back to Paper Ballots

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Maryland has decided to look to the past for its 2016 elections. Forget that $65 million computer voting system–we’re moving back to paper ballots. How old-school! How retro!

Voters in Maryland (and around the country) have voiced suspicions about the electronic voting machines that have become popular in recent years. (In 2004, more than a quarter of votes were cast electronically.) News of glitches, fraud, and vanished votes have made people nostalgic for old-tymey voting, where at least there’s a literal paper trail to look back at.

The state General Assembly is currently looking for new machines to get ready for the 2016 presidential election.



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