LL reports Vincent Gray has voted (presumably, for himself) at his precinct in Ward 7—where the scanner didn’t initially accept his paper ballot. Gray says the situation is “unbelievable,” and that machines should have been tested and ready to go by last night.
“It just puts a cloud over everything when you have glitches like this occur,” Gray said.
His camp is hearing of similar problems with voting equipment elsewhere in Ward 7 and Ward 5. (As are other City Paper reporters. At precinct 45, in Ward 4, it wasn’t clear whether the electronic machine was working or not—I was handed a paper ballot with no option to vote electronically. I asked about the electronic machines, and the precinct captain said she wasn’t sure if it was on the fritz.
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