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Hoboken voting machine now working (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Jersey Journal 05 February 2008
A voting machine that wasn't recording votes "due to poll worker error" at the firehouse at 13th and Washington streets has been replaced and the problem has been resolved, according to a spokeswoman for the Hudson County Board of Elections.

Glitches Reported at Metro Atlanta Polls (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Paul Crawley 11Alive.Com 05 February 2008
Poll workers at the school had just two computer terminals one of which keeps crashing to check ids against their voter registration lists. The lists were not on paper but on the two computers. While dozens of people stood in line to wait for the identity checks, several voting machines were sitting empty at any given time.

Computer Glitch Delays Corzine’s Vote (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Jeremy W. Peters NYTimes Blog 05 February 2008
Gov. Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey is known a punctilious individual. When he says he’ll be somewhere at a certain time, he means it. So you can imagine his dismay – and the dismay of workers at his polling place in Hoboken where Mr. Corzine arrived at about 6:15 this morning to vote – when his voting machine wouldn’t work.

State workers fan out when problems arise at polls (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
STEPHANIE REID The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05 February 2008
Poll worker Maureen Hill could only think of one word to describe how the voting was going Tuesday morning at the Martin Luther King Towers polling place. It was "crazy," Hill said of the White Hall Drive location. A state mobile field attorney had to be dispatched to the polling site after four of five voting machines went offline and became inoperable.

Some voters face minor problems, delays, election officials report (IL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
David Kidwell, Rick Pearson and Deanese Williams-Harris ChicagoTribune 05 February 2008
Chicago and Cook County election officials were fielding what appeared to be typical Election Day complaints about equipment problems and other technical and human difficulties.

After a reboot, does my vote count? (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Kevin Ho C/Net Blog 05 February 2008
With all things touch-screen in an increasingly touch-screen centric world I was given the plastic or paper option for casting my vote in the California primary on this most super of Super Tuesdays. So, not liking the marker fumes and used to touching everything on the iPhone anyway, I opted to vote plastic. The polling place had 10 conventional optical scan voting stations with real paper ballots, but only 1 digital voting machine. San Francisco uses the Sequoia voting machine and well, here's my story:

'Daily Voting News' For February 05, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Some N.J. Polling Places Switch to Paper Ballots (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
WFMZ-TV 05 February 2008
Some voters in New Jersey are using paper ballots to cast their votes in the state's primary election today. Elections officials say a problem with an encoder in the electronic voting machines forced some polling places in Warren County to make the switch back to paper ballots.  They say the electronic machines kept giving them malfunctioning errors.

Trying to Vote for Obama, Machine Resets to Clinton in NJ    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Suse DailyKos 05 February 2008
My husband and I went to vote for Obama this morning in South Jersey. Our precinct has only recently changed from the old voting machines to new touch machines.

Ga. voters see long lines, potential for record turnout (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Associated Press 05 February 2008
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia elections officials said voter turnout appeared to be high across the state Tuesday for a Democratic presidential primary with especially intense interest among blacks and a Republican race that could attract a wealth of independents to the polls.

Super Tuesday brings big turnout in Davis County (UT)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Deseret Morning News 05 February 2008
Davis County polling stations were reported very busy Tuesday morning, but the expected wait for voters on "Super Tuesday" was estimated to be about 10 minutes

Early Votes Go Smoothly in Most States    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Deborah Hastings Associated Press 05 February 2008
Scattered voting problems were reported early in some states — including New Jersey, where the governor had to wait for a touch-screen machine to be fixed — in the biggest Super Tuesday ever held in America.

Ga. voters face long lines, some glitches in Super Tuesday vote (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press 05 February 2008
ATLANTA Heavy turnout and sporadic computer problems spawned long lines at polling places in Georgia on Tuesday, and the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said it would ask the state to keep at least one precinct open late.

Polling place says equipment not delivered (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Associated Press 05 February 2008
LOS ANGELES—The electoral inspector at the Westside Jewish Community Center says he still has not received voting equipment, hours after polls opened. Bernie Cade says he has not received voting machines or the ink that goes in them for any of the seven booths in the polling station.

'Daily Voting News' For February 05, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

LA election officials leery of potential election fiasco over "double bubble" (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Troy Anderson, Staff Writer Los Angeles Daily News 05 February 2008
Fearing a "Florida in Los Angeles County" fiasco is brewing over the confusing "double bubble" voter ballot, election experts said today they are concerned a ballot design flaw could prevent hundreds of thousands of non-partisan votes for president from counting.

Election officials probe use of 'magic' invisible ink pens in 49th Ward (IL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
David Kidwell Chicago Tribune 05 February 2008
Chicago election officials Tuesday afternoon were trying to unravel the mystery of the incredible invisible ink. It's no Agatha Christie novel but a real case for election investigators sent to the 49th Ward's 42nd precinct Tuesday morning, after 20 ballots were cast with "magic" invisible ink pens.

Voting advocates allege problems at Los Angeles polls (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Carla Marinucci, John Wildermuth,Joe Garofoli San Francisco Chronicle 05 February 2008
Polls were still open in California when the first challenges were raised Tuesday to ballots and voting procedures that progressive advocates - and the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama - suggested Tuesday were designed to discourage and confuse millions of decline to state voters.

A few hitches as Bay Area voters go to the polls (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
John Koopman San Francisco Chronicle 05 February 2008
There were no widespread reports of voting problems today as California voters ramped up for what was billed as a record turnout for a primary election. But the one issue that seemed to plague voters more than anything concerned those who declined to state a party preference when they registered, but who wanted to cast a vote for a Democratic candidate.

Registrars busy keeping up with demand for ballots (CT)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 5, 2008
DAVE COLLINS | Associated Press 05 February 2008
HARTFORD, Conn. - What was expected to be a record voter turnout in Connecticut on Tuesday had local poll workers scrambling to keep up with demand. Several towns had to photocopy ballots, while officials in Stratford put a call out to the town's printer to order new ballots long before the polls closed at 8 p.m.

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