Slow Boulder vote count blamed on software glitch (CO)
The Associated Press . September 19, 2009
(AP) — BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder County election officials say a software problem led to the delay in counting votes last November, when the county processed 172,531 ballots.
The county processes paper ballots by scanning them into images that are then counted. Last November, election workers discovered the counting system sometimes counted specks of dust as votes.
County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall released a report Friday that said the problem was an incompatible device driver installed on scanning machines. The incompatible driver disrupted communications between the scanners and ballot-counting software from Hart InterCivic.
Hall says the problem has been fixed. She says that while the November election results came slowly, they were accurate.