“The problem is that poll workers have forgotten how to start and run the machines, said Marion County Clerk Doris Ann Sadler.”
2 Ind. counties have machine woes
By Cliff Brunt
of The Associated Press
At least two Indiana counties were having problems with electronic voting machines this morning,
as residents cast ballots to decide three of the nation’s most closely watched congressional races and what party controls the Indiana House.
Indiana’s voter ID law received its first test in a general election, but that was not what was causing the problems, clerks in two counties said.
In Delaware County, an apparent computer error prevented voters from casting ballots in 75 precincts, and election officials planned to seek a court order to extend the voting beyond the scheduled 6 p.m. closing time.
Delaware County Clerk Karen Wenger said blue start cards that activate the push-button machines for voters were programmed incorrectly by MicroVote General Corp., the company that installed software in 47 Indiana counties.
“We are working with precincts one-by-one over the telephone to get the problem fixed, and weâ€™re also going to get a court order to have our polling hours extended at least until seven oâ€™clock,” Wenger said.