Missed Votes Prompt New Accountability System

BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP):  A southwestern Indiana county is turning to old-fashioned methods to ensure that every vote counts this year after an error kept nearly 3,800 ballots from being tallied in 2012.

Nearly 3,800 early votes cast during Warrick County's general election went uncounted because of a voting machine technician's error.

County Clerk Sarah Redman tells the Evansville Courier & Press  she does not want to rely on computer-generated reports and is considering having election workers use pen and paper to ensure votes are counted.

The 2012 error didn't affect any election outcomes, and Redman says she's confident it was an isolated event.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has requested an independent review of Indianapolis-based MicroVote General Corp.'s report and totaling procedures used in the 2012 general election.