Early Problems

Here are some early problems that have been reported, as well as stories about things being smooth. (By the way, often the best media for this are television station websites, which publish very small but interesting stories).

Indiana: One early problem was reported in Delaware County, however, where an apparent computer error prevented voters from casting ballots in 75 precincts. Election officials plan to seek a court order to extend the voting beyond the scheduled 6:00 deadline. Delaware County Clerk Karen Wenger says start cards that activate the machines for voters were programmed incorrectly by the company that installed the software. She says technicians are working with precincts one-by-one over the telephone to get the problem fixed.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio: The world hasnt ended, according to WKYC.

Miami, Florida seems to be doing OK as well. Accompanied by a final wave of campaigning, South Florida polling places generally opened on time and without sweeping problems this morning — though a few, inevitable glitches were reported.

In Broward County, voters at two precincts experienced brief delays because electronic ballots were delivered to the wrong places. Electronic cartridges programmed for a precinct at the Lauderdale Lakes Yacht Club at 2637 Whale Harbor Ln. in Fort Lauderdale were erroneously swapped with ballots destined for the Andrew DeGraffenreidt Community Center at 2750 NW 19th St., election officials said. Workers quickly corrected the problem, and by 7:26 a.m., a computer-generated map at the Broward Emergency Operations Center in Plantation showed all 776 precincts up and running.