Judge grants recount in 4 Monmouth County elections impacted by glitch
A judge has granted a recount in four Monmouth County elections affected by voting machine glitches.
The glitches happened in Belmar, Fair Haven, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls. The recount will begin next week.
A spokesperson for the Monmouth County Election Office released a statement that read in part, "The integrity of the voting process remains the top priority of Monmouth County Election Offices, and we are glad the will of the voters will be carried out."
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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.