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New Rules, Machines Frazzle Poll Workers

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Posted on Nov 7, 2006

New touchscreen voting machines are delaying votes in polling stations across the country, some of which have reverted to paper ballots due to the confusion.


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Programming errors and inexperience dealing with electronic voting machines frustrated poll workers in hundreds of precincts Tuesday, delaying voters in several states and leaving some with little choice 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.

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