Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 07/29/04)

Robeson County, North Carolina. September, 2002.
Diebold AccuVote OS optical scanner.

Ballot tabulating machines failed to work properly in 31 of 41 precincts. Local election officials said the problem was the result of a software glitch, and ballots had to be recounted.

VotersUnite! followed up with the county Elections Director's office and found that there had been a problem in the programming of the memory cards.

* Voter turnout surprises officials. Sun News. September 12, 2002.

See: Diebold in the News and Ballot Programming Introduction

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