ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections says it has responded to some complaints from voters about voting units that displayed a candidate different than a voter’s selection.
The board said Monday it has received reports that less than 20 units with touchscreens showed a different candidate than the one chosen. Early voting began last week in Maryland.
The board tested 12 of the machines, saying the issue cannot be repeated. The other units have been taken out of service.
The board says election officials receive similar reports in every election.
The board also says voters with large fingers or long nails seem to report the problem more frequently. Voters who rest their palm on the screen also report the problem.
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