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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 03:31 PM
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5. FL: Poll glitches
Edited on Thu Jan-11-07 03:32 PM by sfexpat2000

"We'll Print Anything!"

Poll glitches: Check plug, try paper clip
Trouble calls from poll workers on Election Day offer a glimpse of nitty-gritty issues with electronic voting.
BY TRENTON DANIEL
tdaniel@MiamiHerald.com

After the polls closed in November's gubernatorial voting, South Florida election officials were relieved at avoiding the major meltdowns that had tainted elections past.

Still, there were some glitches.

Logs of phone calls from the poll workers to Broward County's technical call center on Election Day reveal that some had trouble starting or operating the electronic voting machines and that dozens of machines froze up or malfunctioned.

Elections officials say no votes were lost due to the problems, but the snags renew questions about the accuracy of electronic voting and whether a paper trail should be added.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/...
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