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Glitches blemish S. Florida voting
« on: January 30, 2008, 04:44:28 PM »

Mysterious glitches cost some voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties the opportunity Tuesday to vote for their candidates in the presidential primaries.

In some cases, it might have been voter error -- people who failed to register properly as a Democrat or Republican.

In others, the problem might be attributed to mistakes in registration rolls, though county election officials disputed that.

In several cases, however, the failure involved poorly trained election workers who apparently activated machines with the wrong ballots and, in some cases, were utterly confounded by the election.

Among the affected: Miami Herald Theater Critic Christine Dolen, who voted at precinct T010 on Pine Island Road in Davie -- or at least tried.

When she checked into the polling place, Dolen received confirmation of her status as a registered Democrat.

She cast her vote on the property-tax amendment and, then, to her dismay, discovered that the ballot for the Democratic presidential primary never appeared on her machine.