1. While not enshrined in the Constitution, one tradition from the New England town meetings (which pre-date the Constitution) is that you have the right to a paper ballot at your request. (Like when someone feels a voice vote is too close to accuratelty call.) No paper trail makes me very nervous.

    Here in Utah, the ballot machines are electronic, but each one prints a paper tape for the Clerk’s records as well as a record of the ballot for mine. I cant say that on general principle I like relying on a computer, but at least it keeps a paper trail!

  2. We’ve been using paper here in Oregon for quite some time now.

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