AG files for recount of election results for 4 Monmouth County towns after issues with voting machines
The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has filed for a full recount and recheck of four Monmouth County towns’ election results following issues with voting machines during the general election in November.
The towns include Belmar, Fair Haven, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls. These towns were all impacted by a voting machine software issue that allowed some votes to be counted twice.
According to Election Systems & Software - the county’s voting machine vendor – software was uninstalled and then reinstalled in July after issues with a slow performance in the internal network. The company says that due to human error during reinstallation, the step that ensures the system doesn’t double count was missed. This is what caused the machine to read votes twice.
The Monmouth County Election Office said that "the integrity of the voting process remains the top priority.”