Paper or Plastic: On Election Day, You Choose
Ten California counties will use electronic voting machines on November 2nd, but these systems don't provide a voter-verified audit trail and they cannot be used in a meaningful recount. That's why Secretary of State Kevin Shelley gave voters a choice: on election day, voters can choose to forego an electronic ballot and instead vote on paper. However, election officials in at least three counties are instructing poll workers to keep this choice secret.
We fought hard to give voters the option to cast ballots that can be verified, audited, and recounted, but these officials are trying to keep the public in the dark. Help us inform California voters that they have this "paper or plastic" choice on election day.
California counties that use e-voting machines
(* indicates counties that are keeping choice a secret)
* Santa Clara
Thanks to BoingBoing.net for the heads up!