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Berkeley officials: Minimal voting problems (WV)    Story Here  Archive
The Journal. October 24, 2008. By Jenni Vincent, Journal Staff Writer
Approximately 3,700 voters have cast early votes in Berkeley County, with less than a half dozen individuals reporting problems with the county's voting machines, Berkeley officials said Thursday. But those words did little to comfort Martinsburg resident Lyle Peterson, who said he had problems last week trying to cast his vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. "I kept trying to vote for Obama, pushed him for my selection but it would come up for John McCain. It took three times before it came up right," Peterson said Thursday.

'Daily Voting News' For October 24, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Concerns raised over electronic voting (TX)    Story Here  Archive
Libby Cluett Mineral Wells Index 24 October 2008
At least two Palo Pinto County residents say they experienced early voting problems when the touch-screen voting machines they used kept switching their straight-party vote from Democratic to Republican.

'Daily Voting News' For October 24, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Glitch Forces Gwinnett Co. to Reprint 10,000 Absentee Ballots (GA)    Story Here  Archive
Kaitlyn Pratt My Fox Atlanta 24 October 2008
A voting glitch in Gwinnett County has forced elections officials to reprint 10,000 absentee ballots.  The ballots were filled out by voters, but are unreadable.


Voting fraud prevention has some Lee County voters venting (FL)    Story Here  Archive
ELIZABETH WRIGHT Naples Daily News 24 October 2008
What Lee County elections officials consider a necessary precaution against voter fraud has left a Bonita Springs woman worried about whether her vote will be counted

More voting problems reported (WV)    Story Here  Archive
Charleston Gazette. October 23, 2008. By Paul J. Nyden, Staff writer
Roger Belozier, a veteran and retired postal worker from Berkeley County, experienced problems with electronic voting machines when he went to vote early in the Martinsburg courthouse. "I reviewed my vote to make sure it was a straight Democratic ticket. But it switched my vote to Republican candidates five different times. I was able to cancel out the Republican votes.

Glitch Keeps Fulton Voters Waiting For Hours (GA)    Story Here  Archive
WGCL TV 23 October 2008

Technical problems at several Fulton County polling places caused voting lines to grow long and tempers to grow short Wednesday evening. Computers at the North Fulton Government Center and other county polling places lost their connection to the state's database, officials told CBS 46ís Joanna Massee. That glitch created a big headache for election workers and long waits for voters.



Vote tabulating machines pass test as absentee ballot count awaits (FL)    Story Here  Archive
JANE MUSGRAVE Palm Beach Post 23 October 2008

Vote tabulating machines that malfunctioned during a test conducted as part of the problem-fraught recount of an August judicial race performed flawlessly Wednesday. With a record number of absentee ballots to be cast in the Nov. 4 presidential election, the results brought smiles to the faces of election officials who have repeatedly said they don't want to be center stage in yet another election meltdown.



Ballot snafu could affect D.C. absentee voters (DC)    Story Here  Archive
Mark Segraves, WTOP Radio 23 October 2008

Voters in the District of Columbia who requested an absentee ballot may have received the wrong ballot. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics has only received one complaint from a voter who was sent the wrong ballot, but the problem could extend beyond one incident, D.C. BOEE spokesman Dan Murphy says.



Election officials: Voting machine, paper ballot problems resolved (SC)    Story Here  Archive
MICHAEL WELLES SHAPIRO Island Packet 23 October 2008

All absentee ballots cast using machines at the Hilton Head Island and Beaufort elections offices have been counted, Beaufort County elections officials said Wednesday. County Elections and Voter Registration director Agnes Garvin said the county machines were working properly and counting residents' votes as they should.



'Daily Voting News' For October 23, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Some voters are mailed incomplete ballots (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Doug Sword & Todd Ruger Sarasota Herald-Tribune 23 October 2008

Erroneous absentee ballots have been sent to 69 North Port voters, a gaffe that came to light 13 days before Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent stands for re-election. Dentís opponents cast the mistake as the latest example of the countyís election problems, the most notable one being the controversial congressional election in 2006 that made Sarasota County a national symbol for problems with touch-screen voting systems.



'Daily Voting News' For October 23, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Machine ballots omit candidates' names (SC)    Story Here  Archive
RENEE DUDLEY Island Packet 22 October 2008

Old town Bluffton residents Nancy and Bill Roe were among the voters who said they noticed a problem. Nancy Roe said she ed all her choices on the screen at the booth Friday. She had attempted to cast a ballot for the general election, Bluffton mayor and council, and the various statereferendum questions. She said she clicked on all her choices including two candidates for Bluffton Town Council. But when she reviewed her ions before actually casting the ballot, she noticed that her two picks for the Bluffton Town Council did not register. Her husband had the same problem.



Midland County Voter Mystery (TX)    Story Here  Archive
Beau Berman CBS 7 News 22 October 2008

Imagine showing up to vote, providing your identification but being told your vote won't count. Greenwood's Crystal Kennedy experienced just that. "I've been registered, I voted last year and now it's saying I can't and this is a big election", said Kennedy.



Voting machine issue confusing to some (TN)    Story Here  Archive
Rebecca Ferrar Knoxville News Sentinel 22 October 2008

Some early voters are confused by an anomaly in the voting machines. It seems that, when someone votes for the presidential candidate, the summary page shows only the first three letters of the candidateís first name.



Machine Problems Frustrate Early Voters (TN)    Story Here  Archive
Jennifer Clendenion Decatur County Chronicle 22 October 2008
Several Decatur County voters are concerned about problems with the voting machines at the Election Commission Office. Voters claim they tried to vote for McCain for President but the machine checked Obama instead.

Duval County officials locate polling problems (FL)    Story Here  Archive
DAVID HUNT and SHAKAYA ANDRES, The Florida Times-Union 22 October 2008
Elections Supervisor Jerry Holland said a combination of poll worker and mechanical errors pushed ballot printing out-of-line, leaving the scanning equipment unable to read some of the votes. Ballots are made one-by-one as voters check in at the polls.

Washington Co. vote underway (UT)    Story Here  Archive
The Spectrum. October 22, 2008. BY DAVID DEMILLE
Washington County Clerk Cal Robison said a technical glitch slowed the voting early in the morning, when the voting machines weren't working, but voters were given paper ballots until the machines were operational.

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