13 September 2006

Train Wreck In Maryland Primary

Polls across the state opened late due to missing equipment or missing poll workers

The state hired voting machine technical 'rovers' from Monster.Com ad

John Gideon - Bradblog

This morning voters in much of Maryland awoke with plans to go to the polls early and then head off to a normal day. Unfortunately when they got to their polling places they only found locked doors.

As reported by the Baltimore Sun many poll workers did not show up for work this morning and when they did they many had no idea how to operate new voting technology called "e-poll books" which are a necessary part of the voting process in Maryland and many other Diebold states. The workers were not trained to use that technology because Diebold did not provide the technology to the state until it was too late to properly train the pollworkers.


No comments: