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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-04 04:18 PM
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7. addendum - kinds of machine problems
Among the nearly 900 problems collected by

E-Voting Problems Reported:

* Machine breakdown
(total malfunction, sometimes entire polling places, power/battery
failures, machines locked, long lines, voters turned away)
* Misrecording (Kerry recorded as Bush and vice-versa, touchscreen calibration)
* Vote switched
* Overcounts and undercounts
* Wrong ballot or race/candidate/party slate missing or not working, no write-ins
* Prefilled ballot choice
* Straight ticket sticking
* Unintended deselections
* Forced votes to complete ballot
* Indicates "challenged ballot"
* Not responding to human touch, just pencil eraser
* Disabled accommodation disables other machines at polling place
* Non-"accessible" voting machine, audio component not working
* Premature casting
* Overwritten votes (prior uncast)
* Switched language (English to Spanish), or Spanish-only
* Vote card times out, rejected, stuck, not reset, or cancels ballot
* Claims vote cast after card removed
* Blank screen / screen goes dark
* Missing or poor distribution of machines
* Audio offers only one candidate
* No paper ballot alternative
* Paper ballots treated as provisional
* Told to use demo machine
* Inadequate poll worker training
* Not zeroed out at beginning of day
* Security seals broken
* Infrared port available
* Cascading error in machine cluster

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