Votes delayed by slight Lincklaen glitch

NORWICH – It was a long, labor intensive evening at the Chenango County Board of Election’s vote reception headquarters at the Eaton Center. The BOE leases space there for storing districts’ voting machines, for ballots and supplies, for receiving results and for the connecting to the county’s mainframe to tally the results and put them online.

The final results came in by U-Haul truck well after 11:30 p.m. as inspectors had to wait for a driver from Lincklaen, the furthest town from the county’s seat. Lincklaen voters there were threatened by a bear spotted in a tree outside the polls, but a slight operator error with a voting machine was the true cause for the delay.

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