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Early voting begins; ‘glitch’ doesn’t deter voters (AR)    Story Here  Archive
Gary Lookadoo Northwest Arkansas News 30 January 2008

Also, on Tuesday, a problem with voting machines in all three early-voting locations briefly delayed a test that the Election Commission runs to make sure the machines are ready to be put into service in an election, Election Commission chairman John Brown Jr. said Tuesday. That didn't prevent anyone from voting - they always had the option of using a paper ballot. And in any case, it didn't take long for the voting machines to be brought up to speed, he said Tuesday. "(Each machine ) just didn't want to open right. (It was ) a glitch in the program," for the electronic voting machines, Brown said.



Once again, reporting of election results is a struggle in Palm Beach County (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Josh Hafenbrack | South Florida Sun-Sentinel 30 January 2008
WEST PALM BEACH - Record crowds poured into polling places in Palm Beach County and across Florida in Tuesday's primary, as a wide-open presidential race and a controversial property tax amendment sparked broad interest. In a repeat of problems plaguing previous elections, Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson struggled to report the results Tuesday night.

Complaints mar debut of voter check-in system in Broward (FL)    Story Here  Archive
David Fleshler | South Florida Sun-Sentinel 30 January 2008
A new voter check-in system made its Broward County debut this election, causing long lines at some polls Tuesday as workers struggled with the unfamiliar equipment.

Anderson criticized for election result delays (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Hector Florin and Jennifer Sorentrue Palm Beach Post 30 January 2008

Criticism rained down on Supervisor of Elections Arthur Anderson for the delays in producing precinct-by-precinct results Tuesday night. Anderson attributed the delays to a faulty early-voting voter cartridge that prohibited d precinct results from coming in.



'Daily Voting News' For January 30, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Notable glitches mar otherwise smooth voting in Palm Beach County (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Ron Hayes Palm Beach Post 29 January 2008
As polling stations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, most Palm Beach County voters found democracy to be a quick and painless freedom, with only a few self-inflicted glitches to mar the morning. At Kings Point in suburban Delray Beach, voters encountered delays after a poll worker mistakenly shut down the voting machines, Elections Supervisor Arthur Anderson told reporters.

Canvassing board orders another count of early ballots (FL)    Story Here  Archive
JAMES MILLER Daytona Beach News-Journal 29 January 2008
The county's canvassing board decided Monday to scan the ballots a second time because of a four-ballot discrepancy from the site at City Island, Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall said. McFall said she received an advisory from the equipment's vendor last week saying similar problems had been encountered elsewhere.

Problems with new voting machines reported in two precincts (FL)    Story Here  Archive
ROGER DROUIN Southwest Florida Herald Tribune 29 January 2008
Problems were reported with two optical scan machines this morning as voters went to the polls. At Precinct 125, in Colonial Oaks Park, an optical scanner was out of order from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., according to voters at the precinct. A precinct supervisor would not confirm how long the machine was down, but said the problem was caused by a paper jam, and that poll workers fixed it. He declined to elaborate.

FLORIDA VOTING PROBLEMS (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Domenico Montanaro MSNBC 29 January 2008
In Broward County Fla., minor delays were reported this morning at a half dozen polling locations. Voters who provide a driver's license for identification have their license run through a machine that reads the magnetic stripe on the back. (The machine is called an EVID).

Election chiefs warned about voting 'glitch' (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Paige St. John Pensacola News Journal
TALLAHASSEE Florida county election supervisors were warned just last week about an "intermittent" glitch in their optical scan voting machines. Records obtained by Gannett show Diebold Election Systems which has changed its name to Premier Election Solutions sent county election officials a "product advisory note" on Friday about its AccuVote optical scan systems. There are 32 Florida counties that use the Diebold voting machines.

Glitches blemish S. Fla. voting (FL)    Story Here  Archive
LUISA YANEZ AND MARTIN MERZER Miami Herald 29 January 2008
Mysterious glitches cost some voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties the opportunity Tuesday to vote for their candidates in the presidential primaries. In some cases, it might have been voter error people who failed to register properly as a Democrat or Republican. In others, the problem might be attributed to mistakes in county registration rolls, though county election officials disputed that.

'Daily Voting News' For January 29, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

AT THE POLLS: Problems with voting machines; reaction mixed on tax amendment (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Herald Tribune, Staff Reports 29 January 2008
5:25 p.m. (Manatee County) Some voters assume that the closest voting precinct to their home is where they should vote.

Defective cartridge slows PBC vote counting (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Kathleen Chapman Palm Beach Post 29 January 2008
A defective voting cartridge slowed down the counting of votes Tuesday, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Arthur Anderson said. Although a backup tape allowed elections staff to recoup the results, Anderson said the problem was so significant it may lead to the elections office having to reprogram all of its voting machines.

Touch screen problems reported in Hillsborough (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Beau Zimmer TampaBays 10 News 29 January 2008
n Hillsborough County there were isolated reports of machine calibration issues and other possible problems involving human error.

'Daily Voting News' For January 28, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For January 27, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Glitch leaves early voters waiting (FL)    Story Here  Archive
JENNIFER SORENTRUE and HECTOR FLORIN Palm Beach Post 26 January 2008
Several Palm Beach County voters who tried to cast ballots early Friday were turned away, and others were forced to spend extra time at the polls because of a computer problem at early voting sites. The wireless Internet cards that poll workers use to quickly verify voters' political affiliation, which ballot they should receive and whether they are actually registered to vote stopped working properly for about three hours late Friday morning.

'Daily Voting News' For January 26, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For January 25, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

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