Voting Machine Mess-up

Carroll County, Arkansas. November, 2004. ES&S optical scan.
ES&S made a ballot programming error.

A mis-programmed chip from ES&S skewed the results from the JP District 2 race.*

The glitch was discovered by Carroll County Election Commission members when they met to certify election results Monday at the Berryville courthouse.

It is believed that the programming alignment was out of kilter, as provided by Election Systems and Software, the company that programs computer chips to read the local ballots.

As a result, ballots for the JP District 2 race will either be hand counted, or re-run through the optical scanner machine once the correct computer chip is provided.

* Computer glitch blamed for miscount in JP voting. Carroll County Star Tribune. November 10, 1004. By Anna Mathews.

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