Election Day Problems Ran Slim

At least one Kentucky county faces problems in reporting Election Day results.

A spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office said three Jefferson County precincts failed to report results resulting in a delay of state totals being complete.

Efforts were made throughout the day to complete the tallying, but despite the delay the Secretary of State’s office said few problems were reported across the Commonwealth.

The office logged fewer than three dozen complaints by the time the polls closed on May 22, 2007. This was down from the normal range of about 200 complaints.

The State Attorney General’s office reported on May 23, that an election fraud hotline received 14 calls on Election Day. Most were from voters who had procedural or legal question. Four were related to general election fraud and one complained about electioneering within 300 feet of the polls.

Most counties reported only minor problems.

Warren County election officials are happy a problem during the last election didn’t occur again this year. At the polls there were two types of voting machines. Back in the November election, a software program wouldn’t let the two machines fuse the results together.

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