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Vote mix-up complicates Mount Airy mayor's race (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Winston-Salem Journal. November 4, 2009. By Paul Garber, Journal Reporter
Teresa Lewis had just celebrated winning the Mount Airy mayoral race Tuesday night when she got a call from the Surry County Board of Elections. There was a problem with the results.

Voting-machine problems crop up in Essex, Somerset and Gloucester counties (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
The Star-Ledger. November 3, 2009. By Julie O'Connor
As voters trickled into polling sites across the state this morning, a handful of voting machines in Essex, Somerset and Gloucester counties had to be replaced due to start-up problems, state officials said.

Paper votes in Vernon during machine repairs (NY)    Story Here  Archive
RomeSentinel.com. November 3, 2009
Republican Election Commissioner Pamela N. Mandryck said there was a problem at a Vernon polling location when none of the three voting machines would operate. While the problem was being fixed, voters used paper emergency ballots or a ballot marking device. All polling sites have one such machine to accommodate special needs of the handicapped.

Mostly glitch-free election day, officials report (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Dayton Daily News. November 3, 2009. By Meredith Moss, Lou Grieco, Katherine Ullmer and Jim DeBrosse
With the polls closing at 7:30 p.m., most county election officials said they experienced a nearly glitch-free election day with a typically low odd-year turnout on Nov. 3, 2009 as they began tallying the results.

Registered voters rejected in Atlanta mayor's race (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 3, 2009. By Jeffry Scott
About a dozen voters in southwest Fulton County complained they couldn’t vote because their addresses were not in the county election registration system, said Fulton County election official Mark Henderson, who confirmed the glitch Tuesday afternoon.

Glitches With New Voting Machines (NY)    Story Here  Archive
WICZ Fox 40. November 3, 2009
In fact, district three has had some glitches with ballots all morning. The district chair says the new machine is so sensitive it picks up defects in the paper, rejecting the ballot. "And so because it picks up the defects, it doesn't pick up what people are voting for, and we have to void it and give them another paper," said Sweeney. And it happened 16 times.

No major problems with new machines (NY)    Story Here  Archive
The Buffalo News. November 3, 2009. By Mark Sommer, NEWS STAFF REPORTER
New electronic voting machines had some glitches in the first several hours of today's election, but nothing out of the ordinary, Erie County election commissioners said.

Glitches may delay vote reporting in four St. Lawrence Co. towns (NY)    Story Here  Archive
JOHNSON NEWS SERVICE. November 3, 2009. by MB Snow
St. Lawrence County Board of Elections officials said this evening that machine breakdowns earlier today may prevent them from having election results tonight in Louisville, Waddington, Rossie and Clare.

Voter Turnout 'Steady' In Hamilton County Election (OH)    Story Here  Archive
WCPO TV 9. November 3, 2009. Tom McKee
Hamilton County voting appeared to go smoothly, except for one snafu in one Fairfax precinct. The three candidates for Columbia Township Trustee were mistakenly left off the ballot.

Ballot Blunder Snuffs Fairfax Voters' Voices: 124 Can't Vote In Columbia Twp. Trustees Race (OH)    Story Here  Archive
WLWT TV5. November 3, 2009
FAIRFAX, Ohio Some voters in Fairfax were not able to cast ballots Tuesday in one of their local elections.

Voting machine knocked out after five votes in Staunton's Ward 5 (VA)    Story Here  Archive
NewsLeader. November 3, 2009. Staff report
STAUNTON — After just five votes, a voting machine in Ward 5 had to be shut down earlier today because of a malfunction, but Chief Officer Joe Baugher said the snafu only caused a few minor voting delays.

Hawthorne used car dealer turns polling place workers, voters away (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Daily Breeze. November 3, 2009. By Sandy Mazza Staff Writer
A Hawthorne used car dealership that registered as a polling place for Tuesday's election turned voters away, forcing some to fill out their ballots on the sidewalk.

Tough time voting (KS)    Story Here  Archive
Kansas City Star. November 3, 2009. Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star Editorial Board Columnist
I went to 5108 St. John Ave., but the election officials couldn't find me anywhere in their books. They sent me to a trouble-shooter in another area of the big room. She searched her computer records. I didn't exist - anywhere! I have been a registered voter first in Clay County and then in Jackson County since 1977 when I moved to Kansas City. I felt like screaming: "The devil with your lap top. Damn it, I do exist!"

UPDATE: Five Summit polling sites run out of ballots (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Akron Beacon Journal. November 3, 2009. By Katie Byard, Beacon Journal staff writer
Polling places in at least five Summit County communities Green, Norton, Springfield, Tallmadge and Twinsburg, ran out of ballots Tuesday evening as voter turnout was much higher than expected. Would-be voters said they left sites without voting, not knowing when additional ballots would be delivered.

County auditor races to replace misprinted ballots (CO)    Story Here  Archive
HeraldNet. October 27, 2009. By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer
EVERETT — A husband and wife were surprised when they received their ballots at their Everett home and found different races listed for next week's general election.

Snafu jeopardizes fate of Aspen's ballot question 5A (CO)    Story Here  Archive
The Aspen Times. October 26, 2009. Janet Urquhart
The City Council is expected to decide Monday night what to do about a snafu that resulted in some voters receiving a ballot that includes Referendum 5A even though they don't reside in the district and aren't supposed to vote on the measure, while others who should be able to vote instead received ballots without 5A on it.

Field Worker Indicted On Voter Fraud Charges (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Cincinnati News. October 21, 2009
CINCINNATI A "rogue employee" for a group tied to Ohio's pro-casino effort was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges that he forged applications for absentee ballots, a prosecutor said.

'They Tried to Steal an Election,' N.Y. Voter Fraud Case Heats Up    Story Here  Archive
FOXNews.com, October 20, 2009. By Eric Shawn
Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out, according to records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y. Enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the November election to the Democrats.

Franklin voting machine pulled off-line after complaint in early voting (TN)    Story Here  Archive
THE TENNESSEAN. October 20, 2009. By Kevin Walters
County Election Administrator Ann Beard says she's going to keep one of the electronic touch-screen voting machines out of service after a voter lodged a complaint after trying to cast a ballot on it.

Scanning glitch in vote machine test (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Charlotte Sun. October 17, 2009. by Greg Giles, News Editor
A voting machine test this week didn't go off without a hitch....In one test a ballot with both blue and black ink was unable to be scanned. Officials pulled that scanner from service and substituted another. It didn't work either.

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