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Nevada County voters face computer glitches

7:07 PM, Jun 8, 2010   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A software glitch at polling stations in Nevada County has left some voters in California's primary election concerned.

Assistant Clerk Recorder Gail Smith said the scanners that read ballots at all the county's polling stations were not set up properly, so voters' ballots could not be counted there electronically.

But the scanners at the county's central count location were working properly, so Smith said all of the voters' ballots will be delivered there Tuesday night to be scanned and electronically counted.

As many as 6,000 voter ballots could be impacted. Smith said that won't delay the county's vote reporting severely because the scanner can read 6,000 ballots per hour.

"We requested an immediate investigation by the California Secretary of State," Nevada County Republican Party chairman Bill Neuharth said. "Someone must monitor what is taking place tonight. These flagrant voting errors could sway a number of elections."

Around California, voters have encountered short lines and few minor problems.


News10/KXTV and The Associated Press

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