The smart card reader on Saturday failed to identify the PVCs of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State Eyitayo Jegede and his wife Eno.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) subsequently asked the duo to step aside for other voters.
The machine had worked perfectly till when Jegede and wife were to cast their votes.
The technical challenge was later resolved and the couple voted.
Jegede and wife had arrived at ward 2, polling unit 10, Akure South Local Government Area around 9 am and immediately joined the queue.