Lack of Voting Machines Leads to Long Lines in D.C.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A lack of voting machines in the District is leading to exceptionally long lines at polling places — and Councilmember Marion Barry isn’t happy.
There are a total of 165 voting machines shared among the 143 voting precincts in the city, All-News 99.1 has confirmed.
A line to vote at a precinct at 16th and M streets in Northwest extends for a couple of blocks. Voters are waiting up to 90 minutes to cast their ballots at another location at 15th and R streets.
Barry, a former D.C. mayor, called out the D.C. Board of Elections in a tweet Tuesday afternoon:
Waiting in 2-3-4 hour lines to vote is unacceptable! The DC Board of Elections was not prepared.—
Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) November 06, 2012
View the 2012 Voting Guide to find polling stations and to look at the issues on the ballot.
Tweet @WNEWNews the wait time at your polling location.
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