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Polling Place Problems During Wisconsin Primary  (WI)
Katie DeLong    Today's TMJ4   19 February 2008

A voting machine at the German Emersion School in Milwaukee is working now after some problems Tuesday morning.

Machines at a handful of sites were jammed or rejecting ballots.

Milwaukee's election director told TODAY’S TMJ4 that ballots marked while machines were off line will still be counted.

TODAY’S TMJ4’s Tom Murray: "How can we be sure those votes will count?"

"The electors are told to put their ballots in a secure box within the machine. As soon as the machine is up and running, the poll worker will pull them out and they'll process them," Milwaukee Election Director Susan Edman said.

Another problem at polling sites Tuesday: several poll workers did not show up for their assignments Tuesday morning, sending election administrators scrambling to fill those spots.

There are nearly 200 polling places in the city of Milwaukee alone, so you're going to have some trouble on Election Day.

TODAY’S TMJ4’s Mick Trevey appeared on Live at Noon via a phone interview to discuss some of those problems.

Click on the video link to see the phone interview with Mick Trevey.

Election workers are busy taking phone calls at Milwaukee’s City Hall. They are on hand to help you find your polling place or answer registration questions.

The number to call them is 286-VOTE.

You can also click on the links under related content for Wisconsin State Election Board information about voter registration and finding your polling place.

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