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Vote counting won't end in Hillsborough until this afternoon (FL)    Story Here  Archive
TampaBay.com. November 05, 2008
TAMPA The counting of Hillsborough County's votes shut down about 3:30 a.m. today with about 6,000 absentee votes and thousands in early votes still outstanding.

Voting glitch in Rockingham County (NC)    Story Here  Archive
GoDanRiver.com. November 5, 2008. By Steve Lawson
The normal efficiency of the Rockingham County Board of Elections office developed a glitch Tuesday evening as the final election results were being tabulated.

Software glitch delays vote count; County officials are concerned, disappointed, frustrated with problem (WV)    Story Here  Archive
Times West Virginian. November 5, 2008. By Paul Fallon
FAIRMONT — The car bearing the personal electronic ballots for the last precinct arrived at the Marion County Election Center at 9 p.m. Tuesday. However, the tension continued to mount at the election headquarters when 4,600 early votes could not be counted because of a glitch in the PEB reading software.

Miami Co. count in, delayed by equipment failure (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Dayton Daily News. November 5, 2008. By Nancy Bowman, Staff Writer
"We had a major piece of equipment go down. We started over, essentially," elections board Chairman Roger Luring said of the extra time needed to count 7,500 paper ballots after a memory card failed.

‘Phantom’ marks frustrate election workers (CO)    Story Here  Archive
Longmont Times-Call. November 5, 2008. By Tony Kindelspire and Jason Gonzales
BOULDER — So-called “phantom” marks on ballots being scanned at the Boulder County clerk’s office turned Election Night into a nightmare for Clerk Hillary Hall and her staff.

Local turnout heavy as computer glitch delays count (KY)    Story Here  Archive
Richmond Register. November 45, 2008. By Bill Robinson, Register News Writer
As candidates and their supporters anxiously awaited the totals, Gabbard came into the corridor outside his office at 8:35 p.m. to announce that a data disc from a Berea precinct voting machine was generating an error message.

Centre County Recounts Ballots After Discrepancy (PA)    Story Here  Archive
WJACTV.com. November 5, 2008
Centre County election officials gathered for a recount Wednesday morning after questions over the number of ballots cast. Officials said there was a difference in how one of the new Optiscan machines counted the votes in the 26th precinct, as opposed to the actual number of ballots cat.

Palm Beach County vote results still incomplete (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Palm Beach Post. November 05, 2008. By JANE MUSGRAVE, Staff Writer
Candidates have conceded. Victory parties have been held. Pundits have moved on to talk about what it all means. But in Palm Beach County, thousands of votes remain to be counted. Problems with four cartridges have prevented county election officials from posting complete unofficial results of Tuesday's race.

Manatee solves vote-counting problem (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Herald Tribune. November 5, 2008. By Christopher O'Donnell
Manatee elections officials have solved their vote-counting problem. The problem in the uploading of election results was solved midmorning and the remaining 50,000 or so votes from Tuesday, absentee ballots and early voting have been tabulated.

Small glitch causes big problems in Manatee (FL)    Story Here  Archive
My Fox Tampa Bay. November 5, 2008.
BRADENTON - Bob Sweat says he's never been more frustrated in his 24 years as elections supervisor in Manatee County. When he went to upload final results on early voting and absentees Tuesday night, the computer system just froze up. The makers of the machines eventually figured out the problem was caused by a candidate who ped out of a small race for fire commissioner after the computer program was written. That caused a ripple effect across the system.

Small glitch causes big problems in Manatee (FL)    Story Here  Archive
My Fox Tampa Bay 05 November 2008
BRADENTON - Bob Sweat says he's never been more frustrated in his 24 years as elections supervisor in Manatee County.

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

Boulder County’s counting crawls on (CO)    Story Here  Archive
Laura Snider Daily Camera 05 November 2008
A full day after polls closed — and long after Barack Obama claimed victory in the presidential race — fewer than half the ballots cast in Boulder County had been counted, earning the county the dubious distinction of being the slowest vote counter in the state

Charleston County suffers voting problems on Election Day (SC)    Story Here  Archive
Live 5 News. November 5, 2008. By Marika Kelderman
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Three main issues plagued the election process this time around. The most visible of course, wait times at some poll locations. The Chairman of the Board of the Charleston County Election and Voter Registration Commission admits voter turnout in some areas was under estimated like at Joseph Floyd Manor downtown where some waited in line for five hours.

Undecided Minnesota Senate Race Used Machines that Flunked Accuracy Tests    Story Here  Archive
Wired Blog Network. November 5, 2008. By Kim Zetter
Voting machines that recently failed pre-election accuracy tests in Michigan are at the center of a disputed U.S. Senate race in Minnesota that hangs in the balance over fewer than 500 votes at press time.

More touch-screen machines malfunction (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Mercury News. November 5, 2008. By Karen de Sá
If more evidence was needed to explain why California has mostly abandoned touch-screen voting, Santa Clara County provided it this week. Fifty-seven electronic voting machines for the disabled malfunctioned Tuesday and could not be replaced for hours, despite requirements that they be available in each precinct.

Registrar: No Washoe County votes lost due to malfunction (NV)    Story Here  Archive
RGJ.com. November 5, 2008. By Susan Voyles
Bottom line: No votes were lost by the Washoe County Voter Registrar’s office Tuesday night because of any election machinery malfunction. Holding up election results for hours were 40 blank cartridges from voting machines that were pulled for testing. They were indeed blank cartridges because they were never used, said Kathy Carter, county spokeswoman.

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

Long lines, few problems (Nat'l)    Story Here  Archive
StarTribune. November 5, 2008. By NEWS SERVICES
Lines stretched around buildings and blocks. Some machines malfunctioned, yet overall, voting appeared to go smoothly.

Dead battery caused delay of vote count, officials say (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Sun Journal. November 5, 2008. by Sue Book.
State and county officials say a dead battery caused the delay in counting Craven County votes after Tuesday's election.

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