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DrQuine
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Voting Technology Lesson from the USA
DrQuine   6/12/2014 8:56:22 AM
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In rural Connecticut, we have annual votes to approve the town budget using paper ballots which are marked (color in the bubble) and scanned by an automated system.  This year the budget passed by just 3 votes. Because that was less than 0.5% of the total votes, a recount was required. Upon recount, the budget was rejected by 13 votes. Why? I asked the Registrar of Voters and was surprised by her answer. There were 16 ballots that had the word "no" written on them, the bubble was circled, or an "x" was placed on the bubble. None of these voter intents were "read" by the scanner but by law if the voter's intent is clear, then the ballot should be counted.  That was what made the difference. I'm concerned that about 0.5% of the voters don't know how to color in a bubble. 

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Re: Wafer Fabs ?
stippu   4/19/2014 1:17:17 AM
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As far as my sources confirm, the fabs are still in the live mode. Whichever govt comes to power - that is the current oppposition or the current ruling one, they should be set up - the issue is going to be the delay factor

 

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/18/2014 2:59:10 AM
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@stippu

 

Yes ! offcourse! the social media is the tool for publicity among the young generation and the leaders like Narendra modi know it well.

But exchnging views over sociial media vs  attending a rally in person,  is like wathcing an IPL match on TV vs  enjoying all that excitement live  in a stadium.  The TV gives more technically correct viewing but the stadium gives the excitement and pumps your adrenaline. 

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Wafer Fabs ?
chipmonk0   4/17/2014 2:29:04 PM
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And whats happening with those Fabs you were reporting a few months ago ? Are you tracking them ?

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stippu   4/17/2014 11:26:01 AM
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You are right Prabhakar - the rallies are still going in full scale - but this is a new phenomenon. Modi, the BJP prime ministerial c andidate has a million volunteers just putting out positive posts on all social media networks it seems.  They post about 4-5 entries per day.. 

Lets see how the elections swing.. it is interesting anyways.. and there is no news in the papers and TV except this

 

 

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/17/2014 1:49:35 AM
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Whatever be the new technology tools that the young generation may be using , the main crowd pullers in such elections are the public meetings where the big speakers like BJP's Narendra Modi and Congress's Rahul Gandhi trade charges against one another and vow the audiance with their oratory.

 

The mature population of India which is in thier 30's to late 70's still likes to hear such personalities in person

 



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