Washington County faces unforeseen snag on election day

November 8, 2016
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah - + Video – Registered voters in Washington County who tried to vote at certain vote centers early on election day had to vote by paper ballot, and some were told to come back when those ran out. The problem was not one of corruption but human error. 

The Washington County Election Office fixed the problem at most polling places by noon, as voting machines were up and running again. The county has over 400 electronic ballot machines that require the use of voter cards that use information chips to collect and install the votes.

Washington County Clerk Kim Hafen apologized to voters for the inconvenience but assured them that their votes will still count. Voters have until 8:00 p.m. to cast their ballots or to deliver them into a ballot box to be counted.