05 June 2008

To the crowd running Tammany Hall

St. John's municipal elections use mail-in ballots read by optical scanners.

The people running the thing should think about how their system works.

There's one way of screwing with the system technologically.

Then there's always the impact how the ballot is laid out can have on voters. Is it a coincidence that Doc and Ron were at the top of the columns separated by an abnormally long gap from the next name on the ballot and both won by handy margins?