A second Phillipsburg polling machine has been taken out of service after malfunctioning, according to Warren County Board of Elections officials. The machine was located in the Heckman House at 530 Heckman St.
“That one froze and was not responding to the voter,” Warren County Election Administrator William Duffy said, adding the machine had five votes on it when it froze. “The technician and poll worker could not get it working so it was replaced.”
The Heckman House polling machine joins another that was taken out of service earlier in the day from the municipal building. That machine was taken out of service after the first voter, Richard Rumfield, discovered a calibration error, Duffy claims. Rather than highlighting the names he checked on his straight ticket, the machine had selected the names listed below his preferred candidates.