Dead people can only vote in Chicago

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Apparently, in New York, you can't vote absentee if you're dead:
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WPIX) - For Vicky Peo her one vote victory over John Wilson for election to the Ogdensburg City School Board seemed almost too good to be true. As it turned out it was too good to be true.

That final tiebreaking vote came from her brother-in-law, Franklin "Peanut" Bouchey, whose absentee ballot was ruled invalid because he actually had died three days before the election.

I wonder what happens if you die right while casting your ballot.

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now *that's* the real question, innit? It, of course, depends on the technology. If you're using opscan, depends on if your ballot has been fully sucked in yet. If DRE, depends on if the CVR has been committed to redundant memories yet. If paper ballot, it depends on the extent to which your ballot has entered into the ballot box... more than 50% and you're probably ok. Internet voting would seem pretty complex in this case with all the ways a ballot packet can get from A to B.

Your whole world goes dark, then you see a bright light and a tunnel, and you hear eerie sounds, and you move towards the light.

Oh, you meant for the rest of us....

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