Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 08/04/04)

Clayton County, Georgia. July and August, 2004. Diebold.
Delay in ballot printing delays absentee voting again.

Delays from the Diebold printery keep impacting elections in Clayton County.

In violation of Georgia state law, Diebold delayed absentee voting for the July 20 primary by failing to deliver ballots to the county within the required time. 18 days before the election, Clayton County still had not received any absentee ballots.

Diebold spokesman, David Bear, didn't know the cause of the delay, nor the day the ballots were supposed to ship, yet he said:

"I don't think it's a matter of anyone's fault."*

A month later, a week before the run-off ...

Clayton County officials are still waiting for the ballots to come from the printers, but hope to open early voting today for the Aug. 10 primary run-off.**

* Delay could impact election. July 2, 2004. By Greg Gelpi.
** Early, absentee voting opens for runoff. News-Daily. August 2, 2004. By Bob Paslay and Ed Brock.

See: Diebold in the News

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