South St. Louis polling place has electronic voting machine issues

South St. Louis polling place has electronic voting machine issues

South St. Louis polling place has electronic voting machine issues

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 7:29 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Voters at a south St. Louis polling place said they had issues submitting their ballots on the electronic voting machines.

 

Voter Dan Trost said he thought using the electronic voting machines at the polling station near the intersection of S. Kingshighway and Eichelberger would save him time. That was before he submitted a ballot.

“When I clicked on the person I wanted, it actually selected the other person,” said Trost. “I had to tap the screen three or four times so it would allow me to re-select who I wanted.”

Instead, Trost had to triple check his ballot because every time he picked someone, the machine chose someone else.

“With all the technology out there, there should be a much easier and more accurate way,” Trost said.

IT specialists were on hand assisting voters.

Poll manager Aundra Dixon said the machines are sensitive. She said several voters experienced the same problem with the electronic machines.

“All they had to do was re-touch the incorrect candidate and then that would erase that and when they touched the correct candidate they could vote for who they wanted to vote for,” said Dixon.

The board of elections said the electronic machines were not a major problem throughout the city of St. Louis

The director, Gary Stoff, says machines worked well for people for the most part.

However, Trost said next time it’s back to the paper ballot.

“If I would’ve just kept going and clicked on what I thought I clicked and submit without reviewing it, it would’ve picked three people I didn’t want.”

 

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