According to Utah Director of Elections Mark Thomas, programming problems are affecting all the voting machines in Washington County and voters are being forced to use paper ballots. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox told The Associated Press that the problem may have cropped up with county’s switch from local precinct to centralized polling centers.
The Durham County, North Carolina board of elections is seeking permission from the state board of elections to keep the polls open an additional two hours — until 9p.m. Board spokeswoman Briana Khan said the state board demanded evidence that the polls need to remain open so the Durham board is working on that.
Things move pretty fast on Election Day and since our last posting at 2:30pm, Nevada Judge Gloria Sturman has tossed a lawsuit against Clark County. Sturman refused to issue an order in the case, saying that act could make the names of poll workers discoverable and open election workers up to harassment.
How could something so good go so wrong? Well that’s what happened in Anchorage when someone spilled coffee on an optical scan voting machine causing it to temporarily stop working. While the polling site was waiting for a back scanner to arrive, voters placed their ballots into an “emergency slot” for later counting.
In what may be another first for electionline, we’ve come upon a report from Santa Clara County, California that a polling place in San Jose had to be evacuated due to a fire alarm from someone burning toast. The evacuation lasted about 10 to 15 minutes. Well at least it wasn’t burnt microwave popcorn!
National News: No, ICE is not mass deporting people from polling sites
California: Long lines, few major glitches at LA County polling places | Fresno Co. voting going smoothly--except for one woman's vote-by-mail surprise | Voters confused, frustrated in long lines | Spanish-language ballots in short supply at some sites
Massachusetts: Election proceeding smoothly in Marlborough after voting machine malfunction | Lawrence reports broken voting machines | At local polling places, issues reported and relief as election nears its end | Construction poses challenge for Hadley voters
Missouri: Some voters face long lines
Nebraska: Third try's the charm for voting vet
New Hampshire: Heavy voter turnout across the Granite State
New Jersey: New Jersey elections officials say no issues
New Mexico: Voting going smoothly at polls across NM
New York: Voting delays reported in Broome Co.| Phones ringing off the hook for free rides to the polls | Jammed ballot machines cause 'epic' two-hour wait | 'You're just here to help people:' A day in the life of poll workers | Where's my 'I Voted' sticker? Dismayed CNY voters want stickers | Candidate's son Tweets, then deletes photo of ballot
Rhode Island: Unclaimed mailbag leads to polling place evacuation
Virginia: Voting rights restored, homeless man thwarted by election bureaucracy | Richmond precinct captain got 'goosebumps' over felon's first vote | Radford registrar reports student-related ballot issue| Free hugs at Staunton voting ward | Heavy turnout reported in Arlington