Nashville election officials nix electronic books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Davidson County election officials have backed away from using electronic poll books in the November election.

The Tennessean reported the decision Thursday came despite Davidson County Election Commission members expressing confidence in the reliability of 60 of the devices used in the Aug. 2 primary.

The electronic poll books drew fire after reports that voters who did not specify which party primary ballot they wanted were assigned a Republican ballot.

Commissioner Steve Abernathy said he wants the commission to revisit the issue later, saying the software error evident in the primary election has been corrected.


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