Voting Machine Malfunction

Phillips County, Arkansas. May 2006, ES&S.
Flawed ballot programming fails to count 432 Democratic votes in primary.

Tabulators, with flawed ballot programming furnished by ES&S, mistook 432 Democratic votes for Republican and fail to count them in the Democratic primary.*

Several days after the Election Commission certified that race and Crumbly and Willis began campaigning for the June 13 runoff, commission staff discovered that 432 votes cast at Allen Temple in Phillips County had mistakenly been counted as Republican ballots, effectively nullifying them.

The malfunctioning ballot tabulating machine was programmed by Election Systems & Software, the Omaha, Neb.-based company that in November signed a $ 15 million contract to provide election equipment to Arkansas counties.

Ballot programming problems in Phillips County also affected the House District 41 contest.

* District 16 recount sought; 432 lost votes cited in suit. Northwest Arkansas News Source, June 24, 2006. BY DANIEL NASAW. Archive

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