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Posted on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 : 9:13 p.m.

Modem problems in voting machines to delay Washtenaw County results

By David Jesse

The modems used for Washtenaw County's voting machines aren't working, county election officials said just after 9 p.m.

That means clerks in the county's various townships, cities and villages will have to physically drive the results in. That occurs anyway, but the county is normally able to get the results faster from the modem and put them up on its website.

For example, Ypsilanti City Clerk Frances McMullan said results from the various precincts will have to be driven into city hall, where they will be tallied. McMullan will then have to drive the results into the county before they go up on the website.

County officials said they expect to have the first wave of results start showing up on the website shortly.