(AP) - More than 3,700 early votes cast in a southwestern Indiana county
during the 2012 general election went uncounted because of an error by an
electronic voting machine technician, officials said Monday.
The Warrick County
Election Board reported the error resulted in 3,791 votes going uncounted.
County Clerk Sarah
Redmon told the Evansville Courier & Press the error resulted in only 10
percent of in-person, early votes.
Democratic chairman for the county east of Evansville, said the problem was
discovered by a Democratic precinct leader who recently was
cross-referencing precinct summary reports with a state voter history
The precinct leader
found precinct summary reports of tallied machine and paper votes for
Warrick County were 3,700 votes less than the state report, compiled by
manually entered voting records, Derr said.
MicroVote General Corp., which services the county’s electronic voting
machines, found that one of their technicians incorrectly uploaded early
votes, Derr said.
The clerk’s office
told Derr the votes would not have affected the outcome of any elections, he
Board President Rick Martin told WFIE-TV he will continue to vote early
in-person because he’s confident in the system.
A telephone message
seeking comment was left at MicroVote offices Monday.