In Indiana’s Marion County, about 175 of 914 precincts turned to paper because poll workers didn’t know how to run the machines, said Marion County Clerk Doris Ann Sadler. Election officials in Delaware County, planned to seek a court order to extend voting after an apparent computer error prevented voters from casting ballots in 75 precincts. Illinois officials were swamped with calls from voters complaining that poll workers did not know how to operate new electronic equipment In Florida, voting was briefly delayed at four districts because of either mixed up ballots or electronic activators being unintentionally wiped out, according to Mary Cooney, spokeswoman for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Voters were forced to use paper ballots after an electronic machine broke in the Jacksonville suburb of Orange Park. In suburban Pittsburgh, some precincts opened late because workers couldn’t zero out voting machines, raising concern that votes from previous elections had not been purged In Passaic County, N.J., Republicans complained that a ballot had been pre-marked on some machines with a vote for the Democratic Senate candidate; the state attorney general was looking into the matter. In Utah County, Utah, workers failed to properly encode some of the cards that voters use to bring up touchscreen ballots. In Kentucky, a school board race was inadvertently left off the touchscreen ballot in two precincts in Bourbon County, requiring the county clerk to make paper ballots on the spot.
And the polls haven’t even closed yet. I thought e-voting was supposed to make elections less error-prone.