The electronic voting ledgers that created a big uproar in the August primary will not back again in November after all.
Davidson County election commissioners met Thursday to reconsider using the books after they caused so many problems in August, but they decided to stick with their previous decision not to use the poll books to issue ballots in November.
At least 200 Democratic voters, including Sheriff Daron Hall, were incorrectly issued Republican ballots during the August primary.
The commission has blamed the issues on a software glitch in the books, which defaulted to a Republican ballot and poll worker error.
"The vendor made that programming change, and it caused an open door for error. And some of our people went through that open door," said Davidson County Election Administrator Albert Tieche.
Some commissioners wanted to use the books again in November to help deal with an expected large voter turnout and possible voter confusion because of redistricting, but they ultimately decided the state doesn't have their back on this issue and any reversal on the poll books would be moot.
In addition, state officials want the county to contact all voters who were issued ballots on the electronic poll books in August and offer to correct their voter history.
The state said it hasn't received a response from the county to that request.
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