Problems reported at polls vary from state to state

by - November 04, 2014

Voters in Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Alabama and other states all encountered potentially serious problems casting ballots as Americans went to the polls Tuesday. The issues included malfunctioning machines that caused long lines, problems with statewide voter registration systems, missing voter lists, and delays processing voter registration applications.
Meanwhile, voter ID laws and other strict voting measures kept others from even attempting to make it to the polls. To be sure, voting irregularities are a common occurrence and happen during every election. But snafus in states across the country are a reminder that voting can be hampered not only by the restrictive, statewide voting laws that have received national attention, but also by the more mundane yet serious administrative problems that continue to bedevil our voting system.
Wendy Weiser, the director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, said the problems underline the urgent need to fix the way Americans vote.  “We need to work to modernize our voting system, not to create new barriers,” Weiser told msnbc.

Source: Problems reported at polls vary from state to state | MSNBC

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