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'Motor voter' computer glitch held up votes in BV, statewide

Monday, November 20, 2000

A computer problem apparently left hundreds of Iowans unregistered to vote in this year's general election when they thought they had signed up through the state "motor voter" program while renewing licenses at driver's license stations.

A survey of 99 county auditors showed that in almost every county, some Iowans who thought they had registered when renewing their license went to a polling site only to find their names missing.

In Buena Vista County, 44 ballots were originally considered to be challenged. After study, 20 of those were accepted and counted. They did not change the outcome of any races, according to the Buena Vista County Commissioner of Elections Karen Strawn.

Read the rest of this article in the 11/18 Pilot Tribune.

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