Computer Malfunction Delays Voting at Southwest Polling Site

by George Altshuler November 4, 2014 at 11:45 am 0

Friendship Baptist Church Nov. 4, 2014

People trying to vote in Southwest first thing this morning faced a long wait after equipment at one polling site malfunctioned.

Two out of three check-in computers at Friendship Baptist Church (900 Delaware Ave. SW) were out of service for about an hour, site captain Steven Washington said.

The computers stopped working about 7:30 a.m., leaving about 20 voters in line.

“I kept folks informed the whole time,” Washington said.

The polling place had no line at about 10:45 a.m. By then, 158 people had voted using paper ballots and 95 had voted electronically, Washington said.


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