Officials reported “isolated” primary voting glitches Tuesday involving the state’s new touch-screen voting machines in Nevada’s two most populous areas, and blamed the system for a technical problem that delayed the count of ballots in one rural northern county. Registrars in Las Vegas and Reno said a small number of voting machines failed to properly display all candidates’ names early in the day, and a state official and a member of The Associated Press election tabulation team said the vote tally was delayed for more than two hours after polls closed in Pershing County. In no case were voters unable to successfully cast a ballot with help from poll workers, said Jennifer Russell, spokeswoman for the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.
… The Reno Gazette Journal reported that an unrelated technical error caused problems for some people who voted in the first two hours polls were open Tuesday morning. Voter Greg Rabina told the newspaper he had to try three cards and several machines before his vote went through.
Spikula said those machines malfunctioned because the time programmed on voting cards didn’t match the time on voting tablets.