Technical difficulties at White Co. polling centers

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WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Some voters in White County experienced delays when casting their ballot for Tuesday’s primary election. The White County Clerk’s Office confirmed repairs were made to the electronic poll booths.

Steve Birch with the White County Elections Board told News 18 the issues were with the software running the e-poll books. It was preventing people from signing in to vote.

The software, from Robis Election Software, worked fine when it was used during absentee and early voting. There were six technicians in White County that worked to reset the programs. The glitches affected all eight voting locations, but was resolved within the first three hours of voting.

Birch told News 18, after the 2 p.m. news conference, that 100 to 150 paper ballots have been taken. He said 20 to 25 people left locations because they could not wait, but officials are trying to contact those individuals.

White County still has precinct voting, but this year they have combined precinct sites, said Birch. It is part of the process to become a vote center approved county, which White County has not yet acquired.

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