NY's new voting process already questioned

By the Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than a decade after the 2000 presidential election forced states to toss out century-old voting technology, the League of Women Voters finds New York's new machines are fine.

But some improvements are needed.

A lack of privacy is among the biggest concerns about the "optical scanning system," which requires voters to fill in circles on paper ballots.

The League of Women voters is recommending several immediate changes in New York, one of the last states to adopt changes as a result of the Gore versus Bush contested ballots decision.

It says there should be more voter education and training of election workers. And the League says even the paper ballot needs to be revised.

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