Sometimes it feels like they are.
We need exit polls.
Those kids from Coronado High School were conducting exit polls back in the early aughts, but the word on the street is that they got told to stand down before the 2012 Quality of Life bond elections.
Fair and honest elections are the bedrock of our democracy. And those new voting machines assure a paper trail. But if no one looks at it, what good is a paper trail?
Check your paper ballot before you put it in the box. Make sure that they votes you made are recorded correctly.
Election day results should be available pretty darn quick. If the polls close, and the voting is over, at 7:00, we shouldn’t have to wait till 11:00 for official results. They’ve got computers, right?
And if the precinct tabulators aren’t hooked up to the interwebs, running the results down to the County Courthouse and plugging the tabulators into the mainframe shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours.
And if the tabulators are hooked up to the net, the results should be available by 7:30, or maybe 7:45.
We might have to wait for the Vote by Mail. But the rest of the results should me made public pretty quick.
Come on. It shouldn’t take a rocket surgeon.