Local voting not without hiccups

One Richmond precinct runs out of ballots

AP News
November 05, 2019 - 12:15 pm

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's elections commissioner says there were a couple of early hiccups as residents began voting Tuesday.

Commissioner Christopher Piper says there was a problem with poll books in six precincts in Stafford County early Tuesday, resulting in some voters receiving the wrong ballots. He says the problem was quickly diagnosed and fixed, but that the wrong ballots that were cast cannot be reclaimed.

Piper also says that one precinct in Richmond with two Senate district races briefly ran out of ballots for one district, but that 1,200 additional ballots were delivered within about 15 minutes.