What to do if you experience voting machine malfunctions

One person said the voting machine he used did not show the correct selection he voted for

Voting booths Campaign 2016


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – With thousands of people lining up to cast their votes, issues with voting machines can happen from time to time.

In Trumbull County the lines started early, but one polling location in Niles has already experienced some problems.

One person said the voting machine he used did not show the correct selection he voted for.

Stephanie Penrose is the director of the Board of Elections in Trumbull County; she knows what to do in situations like this.

“Generally speaking, that’s a calibration problem. We send a rover right out to check the machine calibration and re-calibrate it if necessary,” Penrose said.

She said in the meantime, that machine is shut down until it’s cleared to run again.

Polls close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Ohio, and 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania. You can still vote as long as you’re in line by the time each state’s polling locations close.

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