Monday, December 01, 2008

Do Some Minnesota Recounting Yourself

The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis has an interesting feature running on their web site where you can get a look at some of the actual ballots being contested in the undecided Minnesota Senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger, Al Franken.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can examine up to 599 images of real ballots where the voter intent is in question and give your opinion on who should get the vote from the contested ballots. Under Minnesota law, a ballot must be counted if it is possible in a manual recount to determine what the voter was actually trying to do -- even if the voter failed to follow instructions.

Have a look at one sample:

Unfortunately you'll need to take the time to register at the Star-Tribune web site to participate, but it's kind of interesting to see and get to weigh in with your opinion of what voter intent really was for each ballot.

Give it a go.