October 5, 2022

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Computer troubles slow Delaware County’s primary ballot count

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MUNCIE, Ind. — The process of tallying votes at the Delaware County Building slow going Tuesday night due to computer problems, according to Delaware County Clerk Rick Spangler.

Around 8 p.m. Spangler said the counts were slowed by computers “not talking to each other” as they should. Officials from MicroVote, the company that supplies the voting equipment for the county, were working to solve the problem.

Spangler said another issue the county was running into was related to the very light turnout for the election. Some precincts didn’t use all the machines that were set up because so few people voted in Tuesday’s primary election. As a result, the unused machines were not tallied. But to make sure no one voted on them, the machines would have to be reexamined to make sure they carry no votes.

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Spangler said he thought the problems could be resolved in a couple of hours and the count should resume around 10 p.m.

David Penticuff is the local government reporter at the Star Press. Contact him at [email protected]

This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: Computer troubles slow Delaware County’s primary ballot count

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