Technical Glitch Affects Machines in Clay County (AR)
KAIT8. November 4, 2008
RECTOR, AR (KAIT) - Nimmons and Rector voting machines were hit with minor technical problems this morning.
Some of the machines had not been zeroed out yet from when test runs were performed. The test, for accuracy, is called an "LNA" test.
In Rector, there weren't enough paper ballots to substitute for the electronic voting machines. This is because Clay County is an all-electronic voting county. Voting was delayed from the start of the day for about 30 minutes.
Nimmons, however, did have enough paper ballots until he problem was fixed, and there were no delays.
Other voting sites in Clay County reported no problems.
No votes were lost at either sites.
Officials in Clay County say voting has been heavy today and polls are open through 7:30 p.m. for anyone who still needs to cast a ballot.