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Several Reports Say New Voting Machines Not Working
WTAE-TV 07 November 2006

Some western Pennsylvanians who tried to vote at their local polling place on Tuesday morning have reported problems with the new touch-screen voting machines.

Channel 4 Action News has received several reports of non-working machines at the following areas of Allegheny County:

White Oak - Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1; White Oak Elementary School; one local church

Wilkinsburg - Hay and Biddle streets

Lincoln-Lemington - Lemington School, 7061 Lemington Ave.

Hill District - Addison Hall, 2136 Elmore Square; Vann School, 631 Watt St.

East Liberty - United Methodist Church, 325 N. Highland Ave.

Oakland - St. Hyacinth Church, 3201 Craft Place

Bethel Park - South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Rd.; George Washington Elementary School, 515 Clifton Rd.

In Westmoreland County, there has been a report of non-working machines at Blairsville VFW Post 5821, Route 22 west, Derry Township.

Paper ballots were brought to some of the locations, but not all, according to some voters.

In compliance with the Help America Vote Act, this is the county's first general election in which the new iVotronic machines are being used.

It's unclear whether voters will be able to use an alternative voting method at the polling places or if they will have to go somewhere else.

The county Elections Division may be reached at 412-350-4500 or www.county.allegheny.pa.us/elect/index.asp

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