Indiana primary: heavy turnout, lots of Republican crossover voters, some problems reported

The Indianapolis Star reports on turnout and crossover in today’s Indiana primary:

Amid heavy turnout, Republicans appeared to be crossing over in droves today in Marion County and suburban counties, where fewer Republican voters might impact down-ticket primary races.

And some on the problems:

Missing Democrat ballots and other problems caused minor delays in at least five polling places this morning, the Marion County clerk’s office reported.

Democratic ballots were missing and had to be replaced at two locations in Perry Township — Burkhart School, 5701 Brill Road, and Southport High School, 971 E. Banta Road. In both locations, Democrats used touch screen machines typically reserved for disabled voters and the voting was underway by 7 a.m., said Angie Nussmeyer, spokeswoman for Clerk Beth White.

An inspector failed to show at IPS School 102, 1501 E. 10th Street. The Election board sent a new inspector with replacement materials and the site was open by 6:30 a.m., Nussmeyer said.

An inspector arrived 30 minutes late in a Wayne Township precinct at Calvary Chapel on the Horizon, 1117 S. Bridgeport Road.

Mechanical problems with the touch-screen machines caused a 15-minute delay for some voters at Jones Tabernacle AME Church, 2510 E 34th Street.

The Indianapolis Star also has this link to a blog where people can write about the poll problems they are experiencing in Marion County. If you click on the “View all reported problems” tab you’ll get a cool little Google map with all of the reports mapped out.