AVOID MESSING UP YOUR VOTE
The president that I was voting for, it went to the other president," Campbell said.
Campbell called Eyewitness News asking us to issue a word of warning. It is one echoed by elections officials across the area -- including Harris and Fort Bend counties.
"What they are doing is de-selecting, so then they get to that summary screen and say oh! My candidate is not there," said Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart. He says the problem comes primarily when someone votes a straight party ticket, then clicks "enter" on a race to emphasize their vote.
"What they've done is un-selected them from the straight party choice," Stanart added.
In Fort Bend, officials say voters have done something similar by rushing through and hitting "next" and not waiting for the next screen before hitting "next," or another key, again. Accidentally in their haste, un-marking the candidate they meant to choose.
Officials say the best way to avoid trouble is to review your selections carefully prior to hitting the "cast ballot" button.
"Everybody needs to look at that, what's going on," said Campbell.
That's good election advice. Whether its your first election or you've done it a dozen times.
If you are voting a straight party ticket and you accidentally change one of the votes you should also get a blue warning screen, so be on the lookout for that. That should serve as notice that you might look more closely at your votes before you cast your ballot.
If you find irregularities still, officials suggest you immediately contact the election judge at your voting location.