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Dozens in Bartlett unable to vote in city's election (TN)    Story Here  Archive
Memphis Commercial Appeal. November 4, 2008. By Clay Bailey
Scores of Bartlett voters were unable to vote in the city’s election early today when the municipal ballot did not load onto the voting machines.

Some Belmont County Voters Asked To Return To Polls (OH)    Story Here  Archive
WTOV9.com. November 4, 2008
Belmont County Board of Elections officials are asking some voters to head back to the after a St. Clairsville renewal levy was left off some paper ballots.

Technical Glitch Affects Machines in Clay County (AR)    Story Here  Archive
KAIT8. November 4, 2008
Nimmons and Rector voting machines were hit with minor technical problems this morning. Some of the machines had not been zeroed out yet from when test runs were performed. The test, for accuracy, is called an "LNA" test.

One Sequoia machine faulty; no other major hiccups in Tompkins County (NY)    Story Here  Archive
Ithaca Journal. November 4, 2008. By Liz Lawyer
Some voters had trouble voting with a Sequoia electronic voting machine at the polling place at Titus Towers on Plain Street today.

Mechanical problems cause voting delays in Suburban Maryland    Story Here  Archive
Daily Record. November 4, 2008. by STEVE LASH
In Prince George’s County, malfunctioning or an insufficient number of voting machines led voters at one polling place to stand in line for up to five hours, and up to four hours at several others, reported the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and an attorney who volunteered to monitor voting activity in the county.

Voting Rights Watch: Across Florida optical scanner failures are a widespread issue    Story Here  Archive
Facing South. November 04, 2008
Optical scan machine failures are one of the leading issues facing voters in counties across Florida, according to Election Protection. Voters have reported malfunctioning optical scan machines and massive machine breakdowns in over 35 separate precincts and 25 counties in some of the most populous counties including Orange, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, and Sarasota.

Voting Rights Watch: Improperly distributed provisional ballots jeopardize Virginians' voting rights    Story Here  Archive
Facing South. November 04, 2008
Thousands of voters in the battleground state of Virginia found themselves stuck in long lines today because of broken machines and inadequate polling site resources. To help move things along, some of them were reportedly given provisional ballots but voting by provisional ballot significantly lowers the chance their vote will be counted.

Glitch Stops Vote Counting in Marion (WV)    Story Here  Archive
WHSV - TV 04 November 2008
Most of the ballots are in at the Marion County election center, but County Commissioner Wayne Stutler says there is no telling how soon they will be counted.

Northumberland County voting machines will be impounded (PA)    Story Here  Archive
The Daily Item 04 November 2008
A Northumberland County Judge has ordered that all voting machines will be impounded after tonight's preliminary vote county in order to explore a computer glitch that affected some straight party votes.

Hudson County vote count hits major snag (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Ken Thorbourne/The Jersey Journal 04 November 2008

The system of counting votes at Hudson County Clerk's office has gone haywire tonight. According to County Clerk Barbara Netchert, the way things were supposed to work is that local town clerks were supposed to be able put the cartridges from the electronic voting machines into a reader and the information would be sent via computer to her office.



Glitch prevents Manatee County from issuing final election results (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Christopher O'Donnell Herald Tribune 04 November 2008

MANATEE COUNTY A software problem is preventing Manatee elections officials from counting nine of the county's voting precincts and two-thirds of the ballots cast during early voting. When the ballots are attempted to be uploaded into the county voting system, they get an error message that prevents the tallying of those votes.



Senior citizens among those who have voting problems (GA)    Story Here  Archive
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 04, 2008. By RHONDA COOK
About 20 senior citizens, many of them using wheelchairs or walkers, were turned away from the polling place at Wheat Street Towers when it opened and told to come back later, said the manager of the senior housing complex and one of the residents.

Computer glitch stalls Northumberland County vote count (PA)    Story Here  Archive
The Daily Item. November 4, 2008. by Rob Scott
Representatives of both major political parties held election results in Northumberland County in limbo for more than an hour Tuesday night after a computer glitch caused problems at the polls. Early Tuesday, at about 7:30 a.m., poll workers discovered that voters who cast a straight-party ticket could not see a summary of the candidates they voted for.

Broken voting machine delays Scarborough results (ME)    Story Here  Archive
Keep Me Current. November 4, 2008. By Al Edwards
The results of a vote on slot machines at Scarborough Downs won't be known until around Wednesday noon after a voting machine broke Tuesday night. Volunteers calculating votes at Scarborough High School are reprocessing nearly 12,000 votes after a memory card malfunctioned in one of the three voting machines at the state's largest polling site on Tuesday night.

EDITORIAL II: Ballot-counting problem should have been avoided (IN)    Story Here  Archive
The Herald Bulletin. November 4, 2008.
Madison County officials thought they had all their bases covered going into the election. They extended early-voting hours to help deal with the avalanche of voters expected, and they’d done the standard testing of the tabulating machines. But then reality hit right between the eyes Tuesday evening when officials discovered that as many as 7,400 of the 12,000-some ballots used for early voting could not be counted by the machines. As it turns out, the coding on that portion of the early ballots was in the wrong position on the paper, tripping up the machines.

Few problems reported in area despite record turnout (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Mercury News. November 4, 2008. By Karen de Sá and Lisa Fernandez
Record-high voting in the Bay Area on Tuesday mostly defied predictions of unwieldy waits and overwhelmed polls. But in Santa Clara County, concerns about touch-screen voting machines will likely increase following significant malfunctions.

Record number of Kentuckians cast ballots    Story Here  Archive
Lexington Herald Leader. November 4, 2008. By BRETT BARROUQUERE - Associated Press Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A record number of voters in Kentucky turned out at the polls, enduruing long lines and occasional mishaps.

South Florida endures lines, foul-ups on Election Day    Story Here  Archive
SunSentinel.com. November 4, 2008. By Alexia Campell, Jerome Burdi, Andrew Ba Tran, Rafael A. Olmeda and Anthony Man
South Florida's presidential Election Day included some reports of technical foul-ups and long waits, but went smoothly overall despite heavy turnout.

ES&S Voting Machines in Michigan Flunk Tests, Don't Tally Votes Consistently    Story Here  Archive
Kim Zetter Wired 03 November 2008
Optical-scan machines made by Election Systems & Software failed recent pre-election tests in a Michigan county, producing different tallies for the same ballots every time, the top election official in Oakland County revealed in a letter to federal officials made public Monday.

'Daily Voting News' For November 03, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
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