Posted: Nov 6, 2012 12:46 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 12:57 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - It was a rough start to election day at Island Presbyterian Church, where people cast ballots for precinct 40, because 8 electronic voting machines wouldn't turn on. The problem caused some early morning voters to turn away.
The election judge says the doors opened at six, but without running machines, they had to pull out emergency paper ballots for voters to use and the uncertainty over who would submit these ballots had some voters leaving.
"Whose going to cast that for me? I'm not putting my trust in anyone else this is an extremely important election," said Linda Millard.
The paper ballots were used for about an hour while technicians worked on the glitch. The election judge says each of those ballots are now under lock and key until they are turned into the County Clerks office after the polls close tonight at 7pm.
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