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Glitch Forces Recount Of 13,000 Ballots In Central Florida
Memory Card On Optical Scan Machine Fails
WKMG-TV  02 November 2004

ORLANDO, Fla. A glitch in a voting machine at an early polling place in Volusia County, Fla., is forcing election officials to recount about 13,000 ballots, according to Local 6 News.

The ballots were removed from the City Island Library in Daytona Beach and transported to a secure vault in Deland after an optical scan machine failed.

A computer error is to blame for the failure of the memory card which records the voting data, Local 6 News reported.

The thousands of ballots will have to be resubmitted through voting machines Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.

The problem includes every ballot cast during the last several weeks at the library.

When the error was discovered Monday, representatives from both parties were notified.

Members of each political party and the canvassing board must witness the recount process Tuesday.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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