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We’re late! It’s been a lot of story searching and we know we haven’t gotten everything, but here is what we have as some polls on the East Coast start to close and in other states, poll workers start looking at the clock!
The biggest news out of this installment, and there is a ton of “small” news is that a judge has ordered that two polling places in Hartford, Connecticut will remain open until 8:30 p.m., 30 minutes past the typical closing time.
And although we’re hearing some anecdotal reports of problems with voter ID, we’ve not really seen too many news reports about issues. If you have information, please let us know.
We'll be back around 9:30 p.m. Eastern and then we're going to bed.
Here is your abbreviated (in write up, but not links) update:
National News: Facebook's 'I Voted" Election Day sticker isn't evil | Voting problems 2014: Bomb threats, website crashes, ballot irregularities mark midterm elections snafus
Arizona: Closed polling site reopens
Arkansas: Election Day brisk across Twin Lakes area
California: Early surveys of polls show drop in turnout, fewer mail votes than 2010 | Contra Costa election site part of nationwide crash | East Bay voters trickle into polling places on Election Day | Evacuation lifted
Colorado: Election officials stop advising students to check on scholarship status before registering
Connecticut: Same-day registration attracts last minute voters | Registrars: Same-day registration not a quick process
Florida: Miami-Dade precincts running smoothly on Election Day | Sarasota Co. election officials monitor issue at one precinct | Some confusion reported about poll locations
Georgia: Workers at Timothy Road poll prefer busy voting days
Illinois: Election officials: No major problems at Illinois polling sites | City breaks down door of polling place after owners fail to show
Indiana: Lunch hour brings out voters despite rainfall | Delays cause backups as voters line up early to vote
Iowa: Glitches, an unplugged machine hamper Dubuque Co. voting
Kansas: Reporting from the polls
Kentucky: Officials: Few problems, steady election turnout
Louisiana: Monroe voting machines have problems early on Election day
Maryland: Steady lines seen at Maryland polls
Massachusetts: Wait times at polls usually not that bad in Mass. | South Shore poll workers see unusually high voter turnout
Michigan: Voter registration list problems at some precinct | Norton Shores election glitch turns away some voters
Minnesota: Electronic poll books tested today in Minnesota
Mississippi: Forrest Co. voting precincts report no morning problems
Missouri: Strong turnout surprises poll workers in Newton Co.
Nebraska: At election office, calm behind the storms
New Hampshire: Derry poll worker ousted for comments
New Jersey: Candidate portraits hang behind voting booth | Officials: Problems reported at some polling machines in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic
New Mexico: Voter turnout moderate so far, lines getting longer
New York: I voted, where's my sticker | Voter fatigue: Poll workers log long days
Ohio: Election officials say voting going smoothly
Oklahoma: Despite locked doors and rain, Sand Springs precinct workers find a way
Oregon: Multnomah Co. voters could swamp elections office with more than 100K ballots today | Election-day changes to traffic patterns in Beaverton and Hillsboro
Pennsylvania: Crash forces use of generators to power voting machines in Saint Lawrence | Workers fail to show at Chester polling place
Rhode Island: BOE allows voter who complained of ballot tampering to cast ballot | RI election officials report few problems at polls
South Carolina: Few problems reported at polls in Richland, Lexington | Waits of up to 15 minutes reported at Cayce UMC poll
Texas: Voting machine glitch slows ballot counting at Montrose precinct | Bexar County ballot missing Greg Abbott's name appears to be photoshopped | Gregg Co. elections officials say polls are very busy | Travis Co. clerk: No problems at the polls
Washington: Tight campaigns prompt voter privacy questions | Elections staff preparing for ballot rush
Wisconsin: Polls 'extremely busy' official says