These figures are a bit late, but still rather arresting:
In November's election:
- 3 of 1,004 total votes in Nome were cast on the touchscreen voting machines that have been installed across the state;
- In our house district 39, 75 of more than 4,000 votes were cast on the machines;
- In no district in western Alaska did more than 2 percent of voters use the new machines.
I guess Western Alaskans looked at the machines, said, "No thanks, we don't need help voting," and opted for the fill-in-the-oval paper ballot. That's what I did.