It’s a problem no one wants to have happen. You vote for one candidate but the machine claims you voted for someone else. Pamela Grimes was so excited to vote for her candidate for governor. So why did the voting machine in Bartow County show she had selected the other candidate? She went back to the previous page and had to re-do it three times. My thoughts were, oh my gosh. What just happened?” said Grimes. “Like, I know that I pushed the right box. And I had to press around the box. I did not press directly into that square. It was not removing that “x”.” She told a poll worker and then left.
“I didn’t wait to see. Shame on me,” continued Grimes. “So I don’t know whatever happened.”
So CBS46 investigated and asked the Bartow County Elections Supervisor, Joseph Kirk, about it.
“That is a calibration error on the voting machines,” Kirk told CBS46 News. “The thing to remember is, this is older technology. These have been around since 2002. Remember palm pilots? You had to calibrate the screen of a palm pilot. The machines are no different.”