The perfect solution for voting in New Jersey

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I want to start by saying that I had a very pleasant experience voting today at Roosevelt where they reward your experience not only with a sticker but also with a cookie. However, no cookies were given in Mercer County.

Attachment – Steve Trevelise

Only in New Jersey could we make voting scarier than on Halloween. I woke up this morning with a text telling me that the the voting machines were out of order in Mercer County. From Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmont to NJ1015.com.

“We are asking election workers to use the official ballots because they can still vote them manually and place them in the slot of the scanners and we will manually count them,” Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Wilmont said. in New Jersey 101.5. “We have Dominion and other IT pros coming in to fix the problem. No voter should leave.”

Meanwhile, also article, “Hamilton voters and a source involved in the county’s voting process have been advised that the ink used to print the ballots could not be read by the scanner.”

You wonder, how is this possible? The poll people had one job: to make sure the polls worked so you could vote. Don’t they test this material beforehand? Why in 2022 are we still using paper ballots? Isn’t there a better way? You bet there is and it’s called online voting.

I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild and as a member I can vote for the SAG Awards. Each year I receive the nominated films and a deadline to vote online. I just go to the website, put in my PIN sent to me and vote.

Why can’t this be done for political elections? I went online to research this question and found a site called electionbuddy.com, which manages elections in all kinds of businesses, schools and religious organizations. So it is happening.

Someone on Reddit asks: “Whether we can do online banking why can’t we vote online?” They’re talking about anonymity. I’m saying if they tried hard enough they might come up with some software to protect your anonymity, maybe they could ask ElectionBuddy.

We have come too far as people and have too much technology at our disposal to continue to rely on voting machines and paper ballots. If you still want to have them fine, but at least have online voting included as an option.

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.

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