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More voting machine malfunction (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Philly.com. April 22, 2008. PA Primary Team.
We continue to hear reports of broken machines. This tale was reported to the Daily News by a very patient voter: "I just came from voting. Finally got my vote in at 49 ward, 07 division....after waiting for (the only) 2 voting machines to be repaired.

Machines malfunctioning (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Philly.com. April 22, 2008. Sam Wood
Readers and Inquirer reporters attempting to cast ballots this morning found long lines across the region created by broken machines.

Minor Issues Reported In Phila. Polling Places (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
CBS 3 22 April 2008
Voters reported problems with a polling place near 12th and Grange Streets in the Olney section of Philadelphia in the early morning hours. Both machines were reportedly down as a long line of voters waited to cast their ballot. Some voters said they were told the power went down and a technician was needed to get the machines to function.

Ballot Bafflement (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Patrick Kerkstra Philadelphia Inquirer Blog 22 April 2008
The sample ballots circulated by ward leaders in all Philadelphia elections seem to be confusing some voters this time around. These aren't official ballots in any way, just a list of the candidates who've been endorsed by your local Democratic ward leader. In some cases, ward leaders are urging local residents to vote for Obama for president but to choose Clinton representatives to be delegates to the Democratic National Convention. This is just so much insider maneuvering: a ward boss might prefer Obama, but still wants to see a political ally who backs Clinton get the chance to attend the convention. The only vote that counts in the presidential contest is the one at the top of the ballot. Voting for Clinton delegates or Obama delegates won't impact who wins the state.

Downed voting machines caused delays in Falls (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Theresa Katalinas PhillyBurbs.Com 22 April 2008
Voters waited in long lines Tuesday morning at the Village of Pennbrook in Falls while poll workers spent an hour and a half working to get two downed machines up and running.

Election Protection in Full Swing in Pennsylvania    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
PRNews Wire 22 April 2008
One volunteer called in to report that one of the voting machines does not seem to be recording votes properly: the count is off by three people. In one precinct, voting equipment was not working and had not been working for over two hours. This problem had been reported throughout Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania and has the potential to disenfranchise thousands of voters by the time the polls close.

Seventy: So far, so good (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
PA Primary Team PhillyBlog 22 April 2008
Reports from our citizen teams continue to point towards an exceedingly high turnout. The real test of how well the election operation is working - everything from the condition of the voting machines to the conduct of election officials - will come between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. We are making sure that all areas of the city are well covered during that time period.

Small Problems Reported At Some Pittsburgh Polling Places (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
WTAE-TV 22 April 2008

For the most part, the voting process in Pittsburgh has gone smoothly, but there was a problem with one polling place in Homewood. That problem, inside the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, was serious enough to trigger a court order. A constable working the polling place was allegedly not letting supporters of Obama inside to vote and ordering those there to leave. The court order for City Ward 13, District 8 tells election officials there to "refrain from discouraging or prohibiting, in any way, any elector from entering the polling place."



Breaking: Voter Group Requests Extended Poll Hours (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jennifer Lin Philly.Com 22 April 2008

Voter Action, a national voter rights group, has asked a Philadelphia judge to extend voting hours tonight until 10 p.m., and to use paper ballots at all voting places where broken machines have been reported. The city's Board of Elections seems certain to object. The hearing is expected to begin momentarily. John Bonifaz, Voter Action's legal director, says his organization has received about 150 complaints from Philadelphians today, a rate he says is roughly double what they've seen in primarires elsewhere. Interestingly, the leading local election watchdog, the Committee of 70, has said problems at the polls today have been relatively routine. We'll have more shortly.



Poll problems: The case to extend hours (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jennifer Lin Philly.Com 22 April 2008
Voter Action, which has just asked a Philadelphia judge to extend poll hours until 10 p.m., is making its case with voter affidavits. One Richard Brown, of the 5700 block of N. 12th Street in Philadelphia, swore an affidavit that both voting machines at his polling place were broken when he arrived there at 6:55 a.m. It took nearly two hours for the machines to be either repaired or replaced, according to Brown's affidavit, and more than an hour for election officials to produce paper provisional ballots. Roughly 75-100 would-be voters left before that, according to Brown's affidavit.

Judge: Polls Will Close As Scheduled (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jennifer Lin Philly.Com 22 April 2008

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Ramy Djerassi has rejected a request to extend Philadelphia poll hours to 10 p.m., and to distribute emergency paper ballots to all precincts where there have been reports of broken voting machines. "You’re asking for broad remedies, I need broader evidence," Djerassi told one of several attorneys representing a number of voting rights organizations who were seeking extended voting hours. The organizations, including Voter Action and the Advancement Project, offered just three affidavits as evidence that there were serious problems with today's election. It was unclear if the groups would return to the court later today. The polls close at 8 p.m.



Machine, registration problems in Pa. primary elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Anthony R. Wood Philadelphia Inquirer 22 April 2008

After Richard Brown, of the 5700 block of North 12th Street in Philadelphia showed up at his polling place at 6:55 a.m., it took nearly two hours for the machines to be either repaired or replaced, he said. In an affidavit cited in a failed-attempt to keep city polls opened later, Brown said he waited more than an hour for election officials to produce paper provisional ballots. Voters at a polling place in the 49th Ward near the Fern Rock station had to wait two hours because of machine malfunctions, said Kathryn Bookvar, an attorney with the Advancement Project, based in Washington, who was in Philadelphia to monitor the election. Machine problems also were reported in West Oak Lane; Upper Darby, Delaware County, and Elkins Park, Montgomery County.



'Daily Voting News' For April 22, 2008    Story Here
Published:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For April 20 and 21, 2008    Story Here
Published:Monday, April 21, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For April 19, 2008    Story Here
Published:Saturday, April 19, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

When does your vote not count? When it isn't counted. Angelina County officials upset with technician, but say glitch won't change election results (TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 19, 2008
The Lufkin Daily News, April 19, 2008. By BRITTONY LUND
If you voted electronically in Box 13 in the Angelina County primary, your vote doesn't count — yet. Angelina's county and district attorneys filed a petition Friday asking for a recount of the primary election votes after an electronic error caused some votes to not be counted and others to be counted multiple times.

'Daily Voting News' For April 17, 2008    Story Here
Published:Thursday, April 17, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For April 16, 2008    Story Here
Published:Wednesday, April 16, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For April 15, 2008    Story Here
Published:Tuesday, April 15, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For April 14, 2008    Story Here
Published:Monday, April 14, 2008
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

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