The Personalizing Google section of Google Groups is full of thousands of complaints about this sudden and unannounced change. One commenter suggests to Google, "Try sticking to your own guidelines: 'Above all, a well-designed Google product is useful in daily life. It doesn't try to impress users with its whizbang technology or visual style — though it might have both. It doesn't strong-arm people to use features they don't want....." Many posters have have stated that they are using the Canadian or UK version of iGoogle or even moving to NetVibes.com to get their preferred layout back."
No, electronic voting machines were adopted as a result of the Help America Vote act, the primary goal of which was to prevent easily-misinterpreted ballots, particularly for the elderly or disabled.
While there are problems with paper ballots, for sure, their failure modes are a lot more graceful.
It seems the solution would be to use the "electronic voting machine" as a method to produce a paper ballot -- but not have the voting machine count the votes.
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