Maryland Politics: Memory cards left in machines caused Baltco counting delays

September 15, 2010

Primary election results were painfully slow last night and this morning in Baltimore County and Baltimore City, for a variety of reasons.

In Baltimore County, fewer than 90 percent of election precincts had delivered results to the county election board on Wednesday morning. One of the main culprits: some election judges left the memory cards inside the electronic voting machines at the end of the day, rather than removing them and transmitting their contents.

Jeffery Stevens, an information technology manager with the county elections board, told the Sun's Yeganeh June Torbati that all precincts are expected to be updated by the end of the business day.

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