More than a thousand calls have come in today to an Election Protection Coalition command center at the Reed Smith office in Falls Church, Va., with voters reporting problems with touch-screen machines and missing voter registration information in Northern Virginia.
Reed Smith associate Jennifer Schiffer, a legal volunteer with the coalition, says callers said touch-screen machines in Prince William County were getting dirty and not properly recording votes. Errors were caught before ballots were cast, Schiffer says, and precinct workers began cleaning the screens every couple of hours.
Another issue voters reported, according to Schiffer, was that new voter registration and change of address forms were not in every case transferred from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to the Virginia State Board of Elections. But Schiffer says the precinct workers were able to verify information. There were no reports that voters were being turned away because of missing information.