It’s an unprecedented election that may come with its own set of issues.
Voters are expected to turn out in record numbers amid a historic pandemic. Elections officials have tried to adapt to the new normal, establishing new protocols and enforcing social distancing.
Here are the voting issues that have been reported in Bexar and surrounding counties on Election Day:
- Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen said technology issues have revolved around a new system with new printers, as some laptops are older and don’t have enough ports. She said some judges were not familiar with the hubs, but technicians are out in the field and will circle throughout polling places throughout the day. One polling place that had that problem is the Copernicus Community Center at 5003 Lord Road.
- A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to a polling location after one person wearing a political mask, shirt and hat refused to remove the items. The person was able to vote after they took off the garb. Callanen did not say the location of the polling place.
- At about 9 a.m. Comal County reported an issue with its poll pads but county officials said it was not causing an issue with the voting machines or voting.
- Polls opened late at more than a dozen locations across Texas, according to the Texas Civil Rights Project. The Texas Tribune reported that some locations were still closed by 8 a.m.
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