Technical issues are often hard to avoid, especially come election time. Faulty machines and old equipment cause headaches for county officials trying to organize and run their local voting booths. But, Anderson Livsey Elementary School in Snellville, GA may have just won the award for most embarrassing technical glitch yet. Voters were prevented from casting their ballots because, according to the school, the machines ran out of batteries and power cords.
NBC News has confirmed that the issue at Anderson Livsey Elementary in Snellville, GA was indeed a lack of power cords. Gwinnett County Director of Communications Joe Sorenson tells @NBCNews “the machine was not supplied power and was running on battery & the battery ran out” 🤔 https://t.co/YFa45nihXs
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) November 6, 2018
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Okay. I know I said earlier that the Snellville polling station may have had the worst excuse ever for inoperable voting machines. But then Detroit said hold my beer. Voters who showed up at Martin Luther King Jr. High School to do their civic duty Tuesday were turned away because…election workers could not locate the voting machines.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 6, 2018
There have been other voting glitches reported across the country. In South Carolina, voters said their votes were being changed. Officials admitted their equipment was pretty dated. In Chandler, Arizona, election workers were informed that the building they were going to use had been foreclosed overnight. They were eventually moved to a nearby site. Meanwhile, New York City has been plagued with dysfunctional scanners. Voters in Tennessee had to fill out paper ballots because of a power outage. But officials could hardly be blamed for that. Storms had swept through the state. (Read more from “You Won’t Believe the Technical Issues These Schools Had When People Showed up to Vote” HERE)