The squabbling about electronic voting machines has already begun with early voters in West Virginia. While the county clerk of Jackson County says 400 voters cast their electronic ballots without a hitch, a total of six voters say the machines registered the opposite of their intentions (okay, that's not really the machine in question in the illustration above). Retired nurse Shelba Ketchum described her experience:
"I pushed buttons and they all came up Republican," she said. "I hit Obama and it switched to McCain. I am really concerned about that. If McCain wins, there was something wrong with the machines."
West Virginia's Putnam County officials say voters may not realize that it takes a few seconds for their votes to be registered, and may push other buttons in the meantime. The officials insist there haven't had any major issues. They're also offering the voters a choice of the electronic machines or an optically-scanned paper ballot. How's the vote going to happen in your state? Here's our state-by-state map showing you what to expect.