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Denver clerk: Much to do by '08 (CO)    Story Here  Archive
By Chuck Plunkett and Jeremy P. Meyer, The Denver Post, 11/08/2007
The latest voting glitch in Denver shows that the election office isn't prepared for the highly anticipated general and presidential elections of 2008, the new clerk and recorder told City Council members Wednesday.

Glitches delay vote count for Seneca, Putnam; Results in 5th District held up (OH)    Story Here  Archive
By JENNIFER FEEHAN, Toledo Blade, November 8, 2007
The outcome of the 5th Congressional District Republican primary remained in doubt long after most voters had gone to bed on election night as Seneca and Putnam counties struggled to get their votes counted.

Software blamed for delay of Atlantic County vote counts (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
By THOMAS BARLAS, Press of Atlantic City, November 8, 2007
State authorities said an apparent problem with vote-counting software prevented Atlantic County election officials from promptly releasing ballot tallies on election night.

Township race result flipped because of error (OH)    Story Here  Archive
By Mark Shaffer/The Ironton Tribune, November 8, 2007
The voting may be over, but the counting of the ballots continues in Lawrence County. In one race, the results were flipped and in five races, the votes were close enough for them to be checked again.

Scott County voting problems blamed on software upgrade (VA)    Story Here  Archive
By Clifford Jeffery, timesnews.net. 11/08/2007
GATE CITY — A software glitch brought voting in Scott County to a standstill Tuesday morning. Election workers set up the voting machines Tuesday with a long day ahead of them. More than 40 candidates were on Tuesday’s ballot, and when the county’s new voting machines showed error messages one after the other as they were turned on, workers had to begin resorting to paper ballots that would be counted by hand at the end of the night.

At the polls: 'So much better than in May' (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Rob Schneider Indianapolis Star 07 November 2007
Machine issues rather than people problems popped up on Election Day, but none of them prevented people from voting, Marion County election officials said Tuesday. Shortly after the polls opened at 6 a.m., about 83 of the 486 polling places reported problems with their touch-screen voting machines, said Marion County Clerk Beth White, who also serves as secretary of the Marion County Election Board.

Voters in some split precincts get wrong ballots (MS)    Story Here  Archive
Richard Lake The Clarion-Ledger 07 November 2007
Candidates in some of Hinds County's split precincts were worried Tuesday that mistakes made by poll workers could affect election results. In several split precincts, which cover more than one legislative district, poll workers sometimes called up the incorrect ballot on voting machines for some voters, election officials and candidates said.

As expected, turnout low at the polls (CO)    Story Here  Archive
Jakob Rodgers Greeley Tribune 07 November 2007
Despite the low turnout, however, the day did not go without a hitch as voting machines started showing the wrong ballots early in the morning. The countywide problem was first reported at 7:15 a.m. and was not fully fixed until approximately 9:15 a.m.

Not again: Vote glitch latest AC debacle (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
WAYNE PARRY Associated Press 07 November 2007
Let's review: The former mayor is facing a potential prison sentence after lying about being a Green Beret in the Vietnam War in order to fatten his veteran's benefit check. The two weeks he dropped out of sight before resurfacing to acknowledge the investigation, as well as a dependence on painkillers, generated nationwide headlines about the "Missing Mayor."

Cuyahoga County again part of voting delays around Ohio (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Akron Beacon Journal 07 November 2007
Voters in one northwest Ohio county were forced to fill out paper ballots in a special Congressional primary election on Tuesday because some electronic voting machines weren't working, and ballot counting was delayed in another county because of a computer server crash.

Sarasota County notes some voting glitches (FL)    Story Here  Archive
TODD RUGER Southwest Florida Herald Tribune 07 November 2007
SARASOTA COUNTY Optical scanners broke down at three precincts Tuesday morning, meaning some votes had to be put into locked bins to be counted at the end of the day, election officials said.

Ballot Counting Problems in Cuyahoga County (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Fox News Cleveland 07 November 2007
Troubles with the computer server handling the incoming votes to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections forced a shut down of the system for portions of election night.

Countywide vote results unavailable due to problems transferring data (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
ELAINE ROSE Press of Atlantic City 07 November 2007
The old saying, "To err is human, but to really foul up, you need a computer," proved true Tuesday night, as technical difficulties prevented release of vote tallies for countywide offices. Technicians fiddled with computers on the auditorium stage in the county office building well into the night, while election officials tried to solve the problem. Even after midnight, no results were posted on the county Web site.

Delayed vote counting in Seneca, Putnam counties completed (OH)    Story Here  Archive
JENNIFER FEEHAN Toledo Blade 07 November 2007
The outcome of the 5th Congressional District Republican primary was in doubt this morning as Seneca and Putnam counties struggled to get their votes counted.

SWAT team helped tally votes (CO)    Story Here  Archive
Cassie Hewlings and Tom McGhee Denver Post 07 November 2007
Denver's problem-plagued election office was marred Tuesday by delays in posting results and unanticipated voter turnout that led to a SWAT team helping to count ballots. Updates to the Denver County website were promised by 7:05 p.m., but a server problem kept the election commission from uploading the results to denvergov.org and caused an hour-long delay from the posting of the first update, said technology spokeswoman Molly Rauzi.

Cuyahoga officials can't explain election delays (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Joe Guillen Cleveland Plain Dealer 07 November 2007
Cuyahoga County election officials still don't know what caused computer problems last night that contributed to long-delayed results, and they don't expect a diagnosis for more than a week. The unofficial final results came in at 11:26 a.m., just four minutes before the Board of Elections held a news conference this morning to recap Tuesday night's countywide election.

Cause Sought For Atlantic County, N.J., Vote Delay (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
WNBC 07 November 2007
A computer software glitch caused election returns in Atlantic County to be delayed until the early morning, long after the polls had closed, authorities said Wednesday. Atlantic County elections superintendent John Mooney said his office was working with the manufacturer of the 320 voting machines, Sequoia Voting Systems, to determine what caused the problem.

Thousands of votes still uncounted in Marion Co. (IN)    Story Here  Archive
WTHR Indianapolis 07 November 2007
Marion County - Thousands of votes in Marion County have yet to be counted after some technical problems at the polls in Tuesday's election. The main issue is with the computer memory cards that record ballot tallies. In some cases, the cards went missing or the workers weren't sure how to take them out.  Election workers began with 30 cards unaccounted for, but that number was down to less than half of that by noon. The number of cards unaccounted for this year is fewer than in the 2006 election.

Blair County Reports Voting Machine Problems (PA)    Story Here  Archive
WJAC-TV News 07 November 2007
Overshadowing the election results in Blair County was a voting machine problem that made it difficult to count votes, officials said.

Cuyahoga's electronic system falters even in low-key poll (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Joe Guillen Cleveland Plain Dealer 07 November 2007
Late-night computer glitches had Cuyahoga County wobbling to the end of Tuesday's election. The vote was the kind of low-turnout, ballot-lite poll perfect to test Cuyahoga's electronic system one that's guaranteed to be among the most-watched during next year's presidential election.

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