Problems Reported With Voting Machines by Microvote
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report 07 November 2006
Delaware County Clerk Karen Wenger says a computer programming problem by Microvote is the reason behind voting machine problems this morning.
A programming error in the blue "start" card on the machines is causing them to lock up and poll workers at each polling place are being instructed how to fix the machines over the phone.
The Delaware County Election Board is working to obtain a judge's order extending the polling place hours to at least 7 p.m. The Indiana Democratic Party today called for an extension of polling hours in the county until 9 p.m.
Provisional ballots are being taken at all polling places in the county until the machines are back up and running. Runners are also being dispatched to take extra provisional paper ballots to polling places where demand is high.
Source: Inside INdiana Business and Network Indiana/WIBC
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party today called for Delaware County election officials to extend the polling hours to 9 p.m. in light of problems opening the polls this morning.
According to reports, polling stations in Delaware County did not open after the cards that operate the machines failed to properly function. Delays have been as long as three hours, and some precincts still do not have operable equipment.
“Voters deserve to have the hours extended so they can cast ballots after work that they may not have been able to cast this morning,” said Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker.
Parker called on Delaware County officials to act swiftly to fix any remaining problems and to immediately alert voters if they decide to extend the hours.
Source: Indiana Democratic Party