Pottawattamie County glitch delays voting

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November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The county auditor says a few voters in Pottawattamie County on Iowa’s western border are upset about being late for work after problems at voting precincts.  Marilyn Jo Drake says glitches happened Tuesday morning at about 10 of the 40 precincts, causing a wait in at least two locations. Drake says delays of 15 to 20 minutes caused “a little bit of anger in a couple of precincts.

She blamed the problem on identification labels that allow voters to confirm their information without having to handprint it on rosters. Some of the labels got put into the wrong “port” of the voting machines.  Drake says “we had some workers panic” but fixed the problem as quickly as they could.  The problem didn’t affect counting of ballots.