Voters in Hamburg Central School will soon know their school budget vote results now that the problem with a malfunctioning ballot machine has been solved. Erie County Board of Elections Michael Agostino told 2 On Your Side a malfunctioning USB stick drive could not read the final results Tuesday night. The machine was sealed and taken away. Agostino said voting officials took all the paper ballots inserted into the machine Wednesday morning, and re-inserted them into a different machine and used a new stick drive to tally up the results. He went on to say sometimes technology will work well one minute and fail the next.
“They’re all inspected night before they go out and there was no problem with the chip and you know it worked when we closed it down at the service center, and you know its just an unfortunate thing that occasionally, that has happened you know the 4-years we’ve been doing elections this way, this is maybe the second or third time that a chip has malfunctioned in that capacity,” said Agostino.
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