Issues with two voting machines cause delay in special election results

Tuesday's Special Election was the first time Sedgwick County used new voting machines. The Election Office says, as with any new technology, there can be hiccups.

There was an issue with two voting machines. They counted the votes, but the information was not saved properly when they were shut down. Those votes had to be re-counted at the Election Office.

"With the first time rolling out this is something we saw in other states." said Tabitha Lehman, Sedgwick County Election Commissioners, "Something you kind of expect to happen with the first election but we're glad it happened on a small scale."

Lehman says issues like this are exactly why the machines print out paper ballots. Just in case they need to be counted by hand.