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Computer glitch slows Scott County vote reporting (IA)    Story Here  Archive
Quad-City Times. November 6, 2008. By Kurt Allemeier
The problem in reporting Scott County vote totals Tuesday started with a simple message: “Contact administrator.” The computer message pointed to a voting equipment memory card failure that turned into a software problem and ended up with a human solution. The problem wasn’t solved until after midnight Wednesday, delaying candidate celebrations until unofficial results were reported.

County's count last in state; Glitch delays Wayne election results until after midnight (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Pal-Item.com. November 6, 2008. BY BILL ENGLE
The national media placed Wayne County last in Indiana in counties reporting election results. Results were released to the public at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, long after McCain, the Republican Party's presidential candidate, had conceded the race for the White House to Democrat Barack Obama. County officials said part of the problem was a computer glitch that stopped the vote count. Part was the large number of absentee ballots cast.

Voting blemished by minor glitches (AR)    Story Here  Archive
Arkansas Democrat Gazette. November 6, 2008. BY EVIE BLAD
High voter turnout Tuesday strained local election systems, causing a candidate to question the integrity of results as precinct reports were printed Wednesday.

Williams, Link ousted in general election (AR)    Story Here  Archive
Carroll County News. November 6, 2008. by Anna Mathews
According to Election Coordinator Cathy Ellis, an inked black block in the upper left hand corner of some paper ballots did not contain enough ink to satisfy the counting machine. When she called Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the company that provides the electronic voting machines, software, and printed paper ballots, she said they immediately suggested she try filling in the box with a black marker.

Governor asked to intervene in Hillsborough elections (FL)    Story Here  Archive
My Fox Tampa Bay. November 6, 2008.
TAMPA – Two state senators are calling on Governor Charlie Crist to get involved in Hillsborough County’s election mess.

'Daily Voting News' For November 06, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Crawford County sees voting machine error (KS)    Story Here  Archive
The Morning Sun. November 6, 2008. By KEVIN FLAHERTY
PITTSBURG — A programming glitch between the ballot cards and the machines at a Pittsburg ward may have switched the votes in certain local races.

Glitch puts vote count in slow lane (SC)    Story Here  Archive
The Post and Courier. November 6, 2008. By Schuyler Kropf, Glenn Smith
Charleston County officials on Wednesday blamed a computer glitch and a flood of absentee ballots for election night gridlock that left voters still waiting for results a full day after the polls closed.

Officials: Early voting could improve e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Computerworld. November 6, 2008. By Todd R. Weiss
In what may be a low-tech answer to a high-tech issue, election officials say early voting across the nation may have led to fewer Election Day e-voting problems in many states this year.

Computer glitch slows release of results (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Citizen Times. November 6, 2008. by Dale Neal
ASHEVILLE – While election workers reported markedly few problems Tuesday, a computer glitch kept the balloting results from posting on the Buncombe County Election Services Web site until about five hours after the polls closed.

Blame Game In Boulder Ballot Counting Snafu Begins (CO)    Story Here  Archive
The Denver Channel (ABC 7 News). November 6, 2008
BOULDER, Colo. Nearly two full days after the presidential election was called, election workers in Boulder County were still counting ballots Wednesday afternoon. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 113,000 of the 166,000 ballots cast had been counted.

Counting machines were not reading some ballots correctly because of dust on the ballots, possibly coming from the creases after the mail-in ballots were folded.



Dust, Creases Slow Ballot Count In Boulder; Workers Have To Inspect Ballots (CO)    Story Here  Archive
The Denver Channel. November 5, 2008
BOULDER, Colo. Election workers in Boulder County were still counting ballots early Wednesday. Counting machines were not reading some ballots correctly because of dust on the ballots, possibly coming from the creases after the mail-in ballots were folded.

Voting Glitches Mar Election (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Tampa Bay Online. November 5, 2008. By CHRISTIAN M. WADE
TAMPA - With computer glitches delaying Hillsborough County's voting results by hours, election supervisor Buddy Johnson was hanging on to his job Tuesday night by a slim margin. Results were delayed almost from the very beginning. Students at the University of South Florida were still in line to vote at 10:30 p.m., and elections officials said computer problems were causing delays.

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

Final counts delayed as ballots sorted (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Journal Courier Online. November 5, 2008. By Brian Wallheimer
Tippecanoe County Clerk Linda Phillips said a card had apparently not been uploaded properly. "These were early votes that we entered into the machine. We didn't tell the software to count them," Phillips said. Election officials had to place the cards back in the machines to see if they had been uploaded properly.

Glitch postpones Manatee vote totals (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Herald Tribune. November 5, 2008. STAFF REPORT
MANATEE - Election results in several local and regional races were not final Tuesday night because a computer glitch prevented Manatee elections officials from counting as many as 50,000 ballots.

Miami County set to recount 7,500 paper ballots (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Dayton Daily News. November 5, 2008. By Nancy Bowman, Staff Writer
TROY — Miami County election officials were making arrangements early Wednesday, Nov. 5, to recount up to 7,500 paper ballots following the failure of a ballot scanner memory card.

Blank cartridges delay final Washoe tally (NV)    Story Here  Archive
RGJ.com. November 5, 2008. By Tammy Krikorian and Kristin Larsen
The Washoe County Registrar of Voters staff couldn't finish the tally about 1:15 a.m. today because of an unusually high number of cartridges from voting machines that contained no votes.

Hillsborough To Resume Tabulating Votes Today (FL)    Story Here  Archive
The Tampa Tribune. November 5, 2008. By JOHN W. ALLMAN
TAMPA - Hillsborough County's general election outcome is still unknown, and likely won't be finalized until late today. Hillsborough County Canvassing Board Chairman James Dominguez, a county judge, shut down the county supervisor of elections office at 3:27 a.m., citing problems with vote tabulation for 13 early voting machines and problems accessing votes at two outstanding precincts.

Hillsborough results frozen, tens of thousands still uncounted (FL)    Story Here  Archive
10 Connects News. November 5, 2008. By Grayson Kamm
Tampa, Florida - Election workers are returning to their posts Wednesday morning to try and tackle a computer problem that's left results frozen in place and tens of thousands of votes uncounted in Hillsborough County.

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