NYC brought back the old lever voting machines for Tuesday's primaries to try and avoid problems at the polls. However, according to DNAinfo New York, there still have been a number of issues at polling stations.
DNAinfo reports that one Manhattan polling machine servicing District 12 broke, forcing the polling station to switch to paper ballots. Voting machines at a Park Slope polling station were also reportedly down for about 30 minutes before being repaired. Meanwhile, some of the voting machines were delivered late to the Central Synagogue polling station near East 55th street.
Gene Russianoff of the New York Public Interest Research Group told DNAinfo they are getting a "steady flow of calls on the main complaints." There also were a number of voters complaining they had trouble finding their names on the voting rolls. Even Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota had trouble at the voting booths. Lhota reportedly had to vote via paper ballot. Maybe those new $95 million electronic voting machines aren't so bad after all.
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