Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 14:44

Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both in the same race. Some voters just cast blank ballots.On ...

Update: Judge rejects challenge to rules of hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 07:58

The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:55 a.m. A Florida judge is rejecting a challenge to the rules that will be used in a hand recount in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan Bucher speaks to members of the media at the Supervisor ...

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

U.S. 11/13/18, 03:02

Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.Bay County revealed Monday that it had allowed some hurricane-displaced voters to cast their ballots by email — a violation of state law.An election worker calibrates a new vote counting machine, Monday, Nov. 12, ...

Update: Scott wants judge to impound voting machines

U.S. 11/12/18, 11:14

The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local):Crowd of protestors gather outside the Broward County of Supervisor of Elections Office as the statewide election recount is underway while ballots for governor, Senate, Agricultural Commission were run through scanning machines in Broward for a second time under ...

Broken machines to threats of violence among voting problems

U.S. 11/06/18, 22:11

Voting machine glitches, long lines and misinformation were among the problems that voters faced at the polls on Tuesday. The cause of the problems ran the gamut from human error to threatened violence to technological errors to Mother Nature as storms pummeled several states in the South. The issues added more chaos ...

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit South

U.S. 11/06/18, 18:44

Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines.In Tennessee, ...

Voting machine breakdowns lead to long lines in NYC

New York 11/06/18, 17:20

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for the director of the city's independent Board of Elections to resign Tuesday amid reports of malfunctioning ballot scanning machines and hourslong lines at some polling stations. "Voting should not be this difficult," Johnson said in a tweet. "Bad weather and high turnout are no ...

Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

U.S. 11/02/18, 16:13

Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race.McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had switched her vote in the ...

Early voting ahead of midterms reveals vote-related problems

U.S. 11/02/18, 10:05

Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country:VOTING MACHINES— Some Texas voters reported that balloting machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party ...

Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

Texas 10/26/18, 18:25

Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke.The secretary of state's office said Friday that there have been reported issues with Hart eSlate ...

As Congo rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint

Africa 10/25/18, 01:03

A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of Congo has some especially worried as a long-delayed presidential election promises further upheaval.The machines now arriving by the thousands in this Central African nation are of such ...

Update: Brazil investigates photos of guns in polls

World 10/07/18, 16:00

The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local):4:45 p.m.Brazil's electoral court is investigating images that went viral on social media of supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro bringing guns to their polling stations.One image shows a gun on the top of the electronic voting machine and Bolsonaro's face on the ...

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Tech 09/18/18, 01:55

As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system.Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is in the midst of a closely ...

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