The new optical scan voting machines for Miami-Dade County have been certified. That means we’ll be using paper ballots that are scanned by an optical scanner in November’s general election.
Among the issues that Charlie Crist promised action on was a reform to the elections equipment that many counties rushed out and bought after the 2000 elections. It was a long time coming and Crist and the state legislature delivered. No voting system is perfect but the combination of the paper trail and electronic counting process makes this about the best we can hope for.