[lit-ideas] voting

  • From: JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 13:45:13 EST

_Click  here: Polling places turn to paper ballots after glitches - CNN.com_ 
There's just no excuse -- did Dubbya and his team build the Diebolds?   
AP) -- Programming errors and inexperience dealing with electronic voting  
machines frustrated poll workers in hundreds of precincts early Tuesday,  
delaying voters in Indiana, Ohio and Florida and leaving some with little 
but to use paper ballots instead.  
In Cleveland, voters rolled their eyes as election workers fumbled with new  
touchscreen machines that they couldn't get to start properly until about 10  
minutes after polls opened. 
"We got five machines -- one of them's got to work," said Willette Scullank,  
a troubleshooter from the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, elections board. 
In Indiana's Marion County, about 175 of 914 precincts turned to paper  
ballots because poll workers didn't know how to run the machines, said Marion  
County Clerk Doris Ann Sadler. She said it could take most of the day to fix 
of the machine-related issues. 
Election officials in Delaware County, Indiana, extended voting hours because 
 voters initially couldn't cast ballots in 75 precincts. County Clerk Karen  
Wenger said the cards that activate the push-button machines were programmed  
incorrectly but the problems were fixed by late  morning.

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