Wieman: software 'not functioning as it should'
The Daily Siftings Herald By Donna Hilton November 8, 2006
Though voters seemed satisfied with electronic voting machines Tuesday, members of the Clark County Election Commission were not.
The Ivotronic electronic voting machines had each precinct's results by 10 p.m. Tuesday, but final election results were not determined until 2 a.m. today, said Karen Wieman, coordinator of the commission.
"Once again, the software is not functioning as it should be," Wieman said Tuesday night.
Although the vote counts were cleared before the new data was entered Tuesday night, the software somehow malfunctioned and added in numbers from the public testing, Clark County Clerk Rhonda Cole said. "We had to re-enter all the data," she said. "We didn't have to hand count it."
In the May primary, results of each of the county's 21 precincts had to be added together manually because the software would not compile the results as it should have.
"We don't understand why it happened," Cole said. She and members of the county's election commission will be figuring it out. "Hopefully, it will be fixed before the election in February."
The Clark County Quorum Court has asked for a special sales tax election in February to support the construction and operations of a new county jail.