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Hands-Off Voting

Improve the unsanitary conditions associated with the exercise of democracy
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Politics is a dirty game. Imagine all those hands on those levers and handles. Not to mention the chads.

Use technology widely available in highway rest areas and other public bathrooms to "orchestrate" your votes with a few determined gestures.

Inspired by Hands-On Voting

theircompetitor, Jan 30 2004

(?) Completely hands-off voting is the law now. http://civic.net/ci...00107/msg00066.html
"The system eliminates polling places." [Klaatu, Oct 17 2004]


       ec- <sneeze> - ho!
po, Jan 30 2004

       Clearly the name triggered it, but it seems to me like a legit separate idea by HB standards, using existing technology in a new way.
theircompetitor, Jan 30 2004

       This Butterfly Effect Ballot stands in contrast to the Butterfly Ballot Effect we've seen in previous elections. Wait, this sounds even worse.
DonBirnam, Jan 30 2004

       hey we use a piece of paper and a pencil and instructions for washing hands using soap and hot water. we are so backward!
po, Jan 30 2004

       DonBirnam -- wouldn't any Global Warming initiative qualify as a Butterfly Effect ballot?
theircompetitor, Jan 30 2004

       po -- I don't believe in washing my hands after an election. I take full responsibility.
theircompetitor, Jan 30 2004

       All it takes is a video monitor, a camera and image analysis. When voter steps into cabin the video monitor first shows the simple instructions:
"Please look angry until you see your candidates image, then smile."
Then the monitor shows a series of pictures of all the candidates. When your candidate comes up you smile.

       The image analysis software also saves characteristic image features of you. It uses those for comparison and is smart enough to recognize if you voted already.
kbecker, Jan 30 2004

       hmm...recording of votes is always dangerous. However, it opens interesting possibilities: Oh sure, I voted for that guy in 2000. But did you see how I winced when I did that?
theircompetitor, Jan 30 2004

       I think there's too much hands-off voting for this idea
theircompetitor, Jan 31 2004

       Baked in (where else?) Oregon. <link> We haven't quite gotten to the orchestrated gestures yet. We use a 'low-tech' version.
Klaatu, Jan 31 2004

       Klaatu: Interesting that this is allowed but everyone is so concerned with allowing online voting.   

       Though of course while by-mail voting will potentially cause you to think more about your vote, online voting would just have you reaching for the "undo" button.
theircompetitor, Jan 31 2004

       //Use technology widely available in highway rest areas and other public bathrooms to "orchestrate" your votes with a few determined gestures.//   

       Lately, I feel like giving the same gesture to all politicians.
GenYus, Feb 04 2004

       GenYus -- and with my system, you'll still be able to participate in the process.
theircompetitor, Feb 04 2004

       Eye sea! ..."eLection"! ...NO "R"! Hardly an issue?
chembustion, Apr 17 2004


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