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Ellen Ullman : Hurrah for slow recounts

"The act of voting, to put it in computing terms, is a question of user interface. What sort of physical representation do we want to give to this most central act of citizenship? Here on one side is the browser window, looking in essence like every other Web page -- the usual form to fill out, the inevitable button at the bottom which everyone has somehow decided should be labeled "Submit." And on the other is the polling place: that slightly ramshackle affair of rec rooms and church basements and garages, where poll workers, usually retired people, run a gnarled hand down the voter roll looking for your name; that place of large purposes and small human fumblings."

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Hour : It's not the internet, stupid ←  → Administration and Cost of Elections Project : Ballot Design