Trick or Treat? Voting machine lands in woman's driveway

This was too good to pass up … “Voting machine lands in driveway:”

A Russell County woman had a voting machine delivered to her home Thursday.

But she didn’t ask for it, couldn’t use it, and had no idea where it came from.

Investigators summoned about 2:30 p.m. to her home on County Line Road, off Ala. 169 north of Crawford, checked the device that had been dumped in her driveway, and they soon got a general idea of where the touch-screen Diebold voting machine came from: Georgia.

Where in Georgia, they couldn’t tell. Sheriff Tommy Boswell called Nancy Boren, Columbus’ elections director, who checked the machine’s serial numbers and quickly determined it did not belong in her inventory.

Authorities contacted the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, which agreed to send an investigator, Boswell said.

He said the machine appeared to have been out in the weather.