I like technology. Sometimes though the old ways are still best. I voted in the federal election this morning. I used a graphite pencil to make a mark on a slip of paper. It really was about as painless as possible. The simplicity of system greatly reduces the chances of fraud or failures.
I'm heading to the field soon. There exist a number of field record keeping systems based on PDAs, mobile phones or computers. For the foreseeable future I plan to continue to use a per-printed paper form, a clipboard and a pencil. Entering the data into the computer after the fact is not a serious problem. I'll let someone else be the technical pioneer in this case.