Election problems | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Election problems

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 6:15 AM

There were few in the runoff, Secretary of State Charlie Daniels said, with a notable exception being Saline, on which the a.g's race hangs. His news releases shortly before midnight last night:

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) - As of 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Secretary of State's office reports that 74 counties have completed tabulating ballots for the primary runoff election.

Throughout the day, Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says, his office received very few reports of voting or tabulation problems across the state. There were some reports of procedural issues as poll workers opened the polls and other minor problems, but technical support was able to address those concerns, Daniels says.

Counties that did experience notable problems included Stone County, which was unable to employ touch screen machines because those machines did not properly recognize the electronic ballots, and Saline County, where ballot printing issues delayed scanning until Wednesday morning.

Election Systems and Software, the vendor providing touch screen and optical scan voting machines, dispatched a technician to Saline County and categorized the scanning problem as resolvable.  Saline County election officials opted to close for the evening and said they would return Wednesday morning to meet with the technician and continue tabulation.


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