10:30 a.m. Update
Polls are now open in the Continental U.S. Alaska (11 a.m. Eastern) and Hawaii (12 p.m. Eastern) will join the party shortly. And for those wondering, although they don’t vote for president there were other items on the ballot and, it’s already Wednesday in Guam so their 2016 election cycle is over!
It’s been a busy morning so far with lots of long lines at polling locations throughout the country and some malfunctioning voting machines and e-poll books reported. Although these issues have slowed the process down, there have been no reports of voters being denied their right to vote.
While there have been issues with machines and lines, so far we have not seen any reports of issues with voter ID. And we’ve only seen a smattering of reports about poll watchers.
Things did not get off to a good start in Baltimore, which is trying to recover from numerous problems in the April 2016 primary. Long lines greeted voters at many polling sites and at least three sites opened late.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, polling places were experiencing a shortage in pens because voters kept taking them from the polling place. The elections board is delivering more pens.
California: Does your provisional ballot really count
New York: Polls open to sunshine will close to raindrops | Polling place in Hartsdale momentarily loses power | Voters line the block in heavy turnout | Long lines machine errors reported at some sites | Broken machines, extensive lines, missing records plague tri-state voters on election day
North Dakota: Secretary of state says voting going smoothly
Pennsylvania: Voting machine problems reported at Collier precinct | People turn out in big numbers | Former Erie Co. councilman reported for disturbance at Erie polling place | Pittsburgh Public Works to make sure voters have access to Beechview polling place | Minor glitches, long lines as voting gets underway
South Carolina: Long lines, machine breakdowns at Horry County polling places
South Dakota: Long lines reported at polling places
Virginia: Machine problems, long lines greet Virginia voters | 99-year-old beats Tim Kaine to cast first ballot at Virginia polling place | In Richmond area, early morning voting heavy, with some glitches
Washington: Write-in votes are written off during counting