TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Election Board met Tuesday morning and decided they will not extend hours on Election Day after issues at the polls. Tippecanoe County Clerk Christa Coffey said five polling locations were having some problems with electronic poll books on election morning. That’s the tool used to process voter check-in and check-out.
According to Coffey, it is not an issue with the polling machines.
It did cause some back up at certain voting locations Tuesday morning. The five locations impacted included The Outpost, Federated Church, Fire Station #5, Evangelical Covenant and the Morton Center.
News 18 received dozens of tips about slow lines and machines not working within minutes of the polls opening.
Coffey said she has been traveling to polling locations to fix the problem and polls should be running smoothly as of 7:30 a.m.
This was the case at the Federated Church in West Lafayette, where I was fourth in line. It took a long time to vote, but from what I saw, everyone seemed patient and pleasant. Glad to hear the issue has been resolved!
— Steve Schlenk (@sschlenk47) November 6, 2018