Tuesday, November 07, 2006

National Voter Hotline Reports Mechanical Problems Surge

I got a press release from the National Voter Hotline who is reporting that of the calls they received so far today, the number reporting mechanical problems, that is problems with the operation of voting machinery has increased five fold over 2004:
Drastic changes have been recorded in the types of problems voters are experiencing on Election Day 2006:

Mechanical: The percentage of problems with voting machines and other voting technology has increased five fold. 15 percent of callers are reporting mechanical problems compared to only 3 percent in 2004.

Registration: Registration problems have decreased by nearly 15 percent. In 2004 registration problems accounted for 38 percent of the total caller complaints, in 2006 the number has dropped to 23 percent.
The following chart was also included:
The locations with the the most reported problems were reported as follows:

The top five reporting counties are:

1. Wayne County, Michigan

2. Maricopa County, Arizona

3. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

4. Los Angeles County, California

5. Oakland County, Michigan

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