Technology to check in voters was not working working properly in Durham, North Carolina, this morning, forcing elections officials to handle check-in by hand. This is just one of a handful of areas with machines or technology breaking down, and problems have been reported in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina, too, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University and the Verified Voting Foundation. At this early point, the problems should not interfere with the ability to get accurate vote counts, authorities said. “We have a high degree of confidence that the ballots will be able to be counted” by the end of the day, Verified Voting president Pamela Smith told cleveland.com during a conference call with reporters and a coalition of voting rights groups.
… In Durham, the problem was initially reported as broken voting machines. It turned out to be a problem with the electronic “poll book,” or registry of voters. This affected the ability to check in voters quickly and efficiently, the Verified Voting Foundation said.
But backup methods for this and issues elsewhere, including handling check-in or ballots by hand, so far have worked, Smith said. She said that election officials across the country so far have been able to rely on their “Plan B” or “Plan C” with success.