Watch: Alameda County Elections Chief on Tuesday's Vote

Thousands of hand-delivered ballots need to be counted.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters explains why votes can't be tallied instantly, even in an electronic age. 

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Jim Faison November 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Taken outside the Men's Room??? This guy is leaving office after the election. Polls weren't open until way after 7 AM in alot of places. Ballots jammed the scanners and had to be pu t into 'black bags' Ancient plastic ballot boxes had to be emptied of hand delivered absentee ballots and 'provisional' ballots during the day. Several polling places had light attendance, others heavy attendance, so that opening up scanners and ballot boxes upset voters who called downtown and media but it was ignored by the press. Those ballots not 'scanned' were not to be counted for 11 days on average; voters think all are counted that night, and were upset if asked to use ballot box when scanner malfunctioned due to overload in the bin. Cell phone pictures are available by voters who kept taking a picture of me while I was clearing the jambs.


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