Voting Machine Malfunction

St. Francis County, Arkansas. June 2006, ES&S.
Flaws in ballot programming reverse Senate District 16 runoff.

A recount of the State Senate District 16 runoff primary race reversed the initial, incorrect results caused by a ballot programming error.*

Results in the Senate District 16 originally showed Representative Arnell Willis of Helena-West Helena defeating Earle School Superintendent Jack Crumbly by 28 votes. However, a recount in St. Francis County on Monday gave Crumbly 100 more votes, making him the winner.

Election officials had said earlier that a tabulation error had resulted in 100 fewer votes being counted for Crumbly. St. Francis County Election Commission Chairman Frederick Freeman apologized to the candidates.

* Recount In AR Race Reverses Result. Eyewitness News. June 20, 2006. Archive

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