Elections in the News

Henrico County switching to paper ballots, and more

CNN is reporting that:

Voting machines were breaking down or simply not deployed in adequate numbers in some polling places Tuesday morning, slowing balloting as Election Day dawned.

Long lines were seen in rainy Richmond, Virginia, where Henrico County switched to paper ballots at the Math and Science Center after five of seven machines broke down.

Also, the story adds that:

In New York, some polling places did not open as scheduled at 6 a.m. because they didn’t have enough machines and poll workers were not ready, people on the scene reported.

In Willingboro, New Jersey, broken voting machines were reported at the Penny Packer school, said Joe Dugan, chairman of the Burlington County Election Board.

Inés and Janell