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(9,148 posts)
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:09 AM Nov 2016

Big Voter Problems this morn. Durham County NC/Pen & Paper Check-in Only


Durham County NC's most liberal county - lots of voter issues
Nov 08, 2016 7:17am CST by durhammichael

This is breaking, but something in Durham County has gone wrong this morning. This is the bluest county in the state and the computers don’t seem to be working properly. A lot of folks being turned away from the polling locations this morning in Durham. They’ve gone to pen and paper check-in only.

Charlie Reece ✔ @CharlieReece
Welp. Precinct officials in Durham County have been told to stop using the computers for voter check-in and to start using the poll books.

Charlie Reece ✔@CharlieReece
There is apparently some kind of county-wide technical problem that has necessitated reverting to pen and paper. 📝
7:11 AM - 8 Nov 2016 · Durham, NC, United States

From Durham County Website:
Appears the problem will only affect wait time.


Anyone who knows more about this, please post.
Lines will be long enough without this problem. Hope it is fixed.
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Big Voter Problems this morn. Durham County NC/Pen & Paper Check-in Only (Original Post) misterhighwasted Nov 2016 OP
K&R.. thank you, mister. Cha Nov 2016 #1
Good Morning to ya Cha! misterhighwasted Nov 2016 #4
Have a good election day.. thank you for all you're Cha Nov 2016 #7
Send lawyers and National Guard Democat Nov 2016 #2
So disgusting. writes3000 Nov 2016 #3
JESUS H, never turn people away..... Historic NY Nov 2016 #11
K&R nt lillypaddle Nov 2016 #12
My county uses poll books, and my polling place processes a person every few seconds. TheBlackAdder Nov 2016 #13
Uh...I smell a rat! workinclasszero Nov 2016 #16
We check in with pen & paper here in SoCal. stopbush Nov 2016 #17
It's rigged folks Skink Nov 2016 #18
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(11,617 posts)
2. Send lawyers and National Guard
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:11 AM
Nov 2016

Right wingers are trying to block the vote in the most Democratic areas.

Keep all of the electronic evidence for prosecution too.

Historic NY

(37,449 posts)
11. JESUS H, never turn people away.....
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:26 AM
Nov 2016

it appalling that training didn't provided the method to use a damn pencil & paper. What would they do if there was a power outage?

I'm in NY and its a paper & pencil ck in takes a minute, in most cases the poll workers already know who people are or ask last name to get to page.


(28,181 posts)
13. My county uses poll books, and my polling place processes a person every few seconds.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:28 AM
Nov 2016


That's the difference between staffing a polling site to embrace voting, versus deterring it.


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