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Voters report problems with electronic ballots

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- This week there's been an uproar around the state about electronic ballot machines changing votes from one candidate to another.

It's been reported to have happened in Guilford and Mecklenberg Counties. New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFayden says that one person has complained about the error here, but he says it was a machine maintenance issue.

"These are much larger counties, where we have voted 26,000 people since the start of One Stop on October 18," McFadyen said about the problems reported in other parts of the state. "You know, Mecklenburg (County) is voting 15,000 people a day, so these machines are being used much more rapidly than they would be in New Hanover County."

McFadyen said every machine in the county is calibrated every morning, which should prevent any errors.

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