DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Minor issues have been reported at polling locations throughout Ohio according to Secretary of State, Jon Husted. He said they have not had reports of any major problems.
In Clark County, a voting machine failed at a Greene Township polling location. According to the Clark County Board of Elections Director, they had voters fill out paper ballots until that machine was replaced. He said there should be no delay in getting accurate results.
In Montgomery County, BOE Director Jan Kelly said some voters were getting the wrong ballots.
“We’ve had some issues with the poll workers issuing an issues only ballot for some voters when they requested another ballot. We were able to communicate with them and had those voters vote a provisional ballot in that scenario and mark on the provisional ballot envelope or special ballot envelope that they are using that they had voted on the machine for the issue and the candidates of their choice on their paper.”
Kelly says all those issues were in the morning and they were resolved. She wants to remind voters they can’t vote independent in an Ohio primary. The only choices are Democrat, Republican, Green, and issues only.
We checked with Greene County. Staff there says everything went fine. They had some long lines at some locations because turnout was so high.