County Election Board will not extend hours after Tuesday morning poll issues

Early morning voters experienced a delay at the polls Tuesday. The problem was fixed as of 7:30 a.m.

Posted: Nov 6, 2018 7:36 AM
Updated: Nov 6, 2018 9:55 AM

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.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 83°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Williamsport
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 83°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Sunny with Seasonal Temps
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events