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Voters face problems at several polling places

Willes Lee Willes Lee
Kevin Cronin Kevin Cronin

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The voting process didn't go as smoothly in some polling places Tuesday. Members of the Republican Party say they received a few complaints from voters.

They say the problems varied from polling stations opening up late to volunteers not being able to get in contact with the office of elections.

But the biggest complaint was voting machines not working.

"We've had reports of a couple different issues around the State today and in particular Waipahu where several folks were turned away," said Willes Lee, Republican Party Chairperson. "They tried to cast their ballot on paper, the machine didn't work they were told to turn in their ballots as spoiled ballots and get in line again to cast it electronically. I'm afraid some people just aren't ready to do the electronic method."

"We heard about two or three other polling places where the machine was down for 5 or 10 minutes but as soon as we heard about each incident our troubleshooters promptly responded and the machine were replaced and are up and running," said Elections Chief Kevin Cronin.

The Office of Elections says all polling places are now fully operational and say the poll volunteers are working hard to make sure each voter casts their ballot.


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