Computers in Election Vigils - take two

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) a13stesk at
Fri Oct 9 06:24:51 CDT 2015

tor 2015-10-08 klockan 16:48 -0700 skrev Chuck Guzis:
> On 10/08/2015 01:44 PM, Mattis Lind wrote:
> > Unfortunately SVT Öppet Arkiv is not available to anyone outside
> > Sweden, which is a pity. A great source.
> > 
> > This interest for computers and election vigils come from the fact
> > that I had a email conversation with a person that was involved
> > when
> > DEC won the contract to for the election in 1976 in Sweden for SVT.
> > He was involved in adapting the VT30 system for TV use. Genlock and
> > stuff.
> > 
> > I found three clips in Öppet Arkiv which I trimmed down heavily.
> > These shows tend to be quite long anyhow. I hope SVT is not getting
> > mad now.
> > 
> >
> Interesting.  Anent that, here's a nice article about the use of 
> computers in a US Presidential election in 1952:
> e-night-a-computer-predicted-the-next-president
> I wonder if there aren't still some congressional districts where
> votes 
> are counted by hand in the US.
> --Chuck

All the votes is still counted by hand.
Both att election evening (by election workers) and afterwards
(multiple times) in the months after election.

The "Valvaka" is the election day TV-program, the computers is included
because people wants an early impression of who will be statsminister
in one week, it's an statistical exercise.

AT election day we have 3 different elections:
local municipality (really its "house" which then elects the cabinett
including "city major")
the same for "län" (country council)
and state (election elects the country's riksdag - "house")

Riksdagen elects statsminister (normally, the situation now is a bit

The state administration thru its "länsstyrelser" (who is geographical
areas corresponding to "län/region" (country council) it responsible
for counting and tabulating votes (country council election and

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