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Computer Problems Hampering Some Voting Locations (NM)
KOAT.com, Albuquerque. June 3, 2008

Computer problems are affecting ballot verification procedures in some counties across the state.

Roosevelt County officials said they were experiencing computer problems and have contacted the Secretary of State's office about the issue. Roosevelt County officials said "it's being worked on."

Cibola County is also experiencing some computer problems. Election officials there said they only have one computer to verify where people should go to vote, as all other computers crashed.

Santa Fe County officials said they aren't connected to the state system, so their systems are working fine.

Chaves County officials said they download onto another system as a back-up, so they aren't affected by the computer crash.

Sandoval County is also experiencing computer problems. They are having to hand verify ballots and cannot see polling locations.

Lea County also has its state computer down and are having to verify ballots by hand.

The public Web site of the secretary of state's office is back up after it crashed for part of Sunday and Monday because of a telecommunications problem. The secretary of state's office plans to make available a link on its Web page to allow the public to track preliminary, unofficial results of primary election races across the state.

Earlier Tuesday, county clerks reported a few early glitches at some polling sites, such as precinct workers failing to show up and some balky voting machines.


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