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For most of my voting life, which was in Pennsylvania, I used the lever machine. I’d walk into a booth, pull a lever to close a curtain to keep your voting secret. Then, on a large ballot board, I’s press levers associated with the votes I wished to cast. My last presidential election there in 2004, voting in some places had elevated to computers. I used that once.
So, I was kind of floored when I walked into my Arizona polling place for the first time (not this year) and saw this:
And a ballot that looks like this:
And casting a vote by drawing a line to connect pieces of an arrow like this:
I think I actually laughed out loud.
I insert my completed ballot into a scanner:
And I’m done. And I wonder for the millionth time if I’m living on another planet