Voter Sign In Gets an Upgrade with Ipads
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It’s Election Day and New York voters are casting their ballots. But there’s a new way to sign in before they can do that.
Some said it saves time, other said it’s a waste of time. The new sign in system before casting your vote at the polls does not require you show your ID and allows poll workers to pull up your information on the screen in seconds verses the old school way of flipping through pages to find your name.
Jacqueline Frank of Dewitt said, “before I had to wait for them to find my name and although the names were alphabetized in the book, the process to search for names page by page delayed voting.” “You had to show them your ID then you have people in front of you and behind you waiting. “Now they just type your name in the tablet and give you a receipt to go to the next table to cast your vote.
Frank said, what use to take her two to five minutes now takes her 30 seconds to sign in.
Other voters like Delores Zupanic said, it actually takes longer signing in with the ipad. “It’s just too many steps, and for some people who have a disability and are in wheelchairs that are not able to stand for a long period of time, its just too much.”
Zupanic also said, However, if this is going to make it fair to people and be able to count all the votes accurately, then it’s okay to spend a few extra minutes.