From Austin for Change:
It came to our attention and to the attention of Dana DeBeauvoir, our County Clerk, that some people had cast straight Democratic and when proofing their ballot saw a vote marked for Bush.
To put out the rumors: This happened to one voter and was corrected before the ballot was cast. These are not machine malfunctions. However, human error can cause ballot errors.
START EMAILING EVERYONE TO PROOF THEIR BALLOTS TO MAKE SURE THEY DID NOT MAKE AN ERROR.
What happened in this case was human error and was not a machine malfunction.
After pressing ENTER after marking Straight Democrat, some voters inadvertently turn the SELECT wheel one click through the ballot while meaning to go to the final "PROOF" page. If you hit enter at that point, your cursor is over the first candidate on the ballot: Bush/Cheney.
So, the answer to this problem is this:
TELL EVERYONE TO PROOF THEIR BALLOT. If there is an error, page back and fix it and/or ask for assistance in doing so. You must fix these things BEFORE you hit CAST BALLOT.
Coordinated Campaign Organizer