Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the 2000 Presidential election in which almost 652,

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2001

Pages

17, 19-20

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the 2000 Presidential election in which almost 652,000 Mainers cast votes. Some 400 Maine municipalities still use paper ballots, and in a year with both primary and general elections and the usual bond issues and referendums, the state might prepare 1,300 to 1,500 different ballots, according to Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky. Maine communities no longer use punch cards, button or lever machines. Only optical scanning machines produced by two companies, Optech and Accuvote, can be used in Maine because they meet the state's standard for accuracy of 99.9 percent or better. Gwadosky predicts that voting by Internet will be the next big development in Maine elections.

Subjects

Presidents U S Elections, Voting

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