According to PotomacLocal.com, Prince William County has decided to use paper ballots in elections, following long lines at the polls on Election Day. The local-news website tweeted the news Tuesday night: “Breaking News: Prince William County Board of Elections to institute use of paper ballots following long lines at polls Nov. 6.” On Election Day, some voters in the county waited for up to four hours to vote. The long lines attracted some press reports – including from News4’s Voter Patrol – and even national attention. But it also prompted concern for the Board of Elections.
On Nov. 6, the board issued a statement promising to get to the bottom of the issue: “As an Electoral Board, we consider these long wait times to be unacceptable, and we are already in discussions about how to fix this problem for future elections,” the statement read.
Those fixes have already included “switching from paper poll books to electronic poll books, splitting larger precincts, and increasing training for election workers,” the statement read.
The board also went out of its way to say that all voting machines in the county had been deployed, and that the problem wasn’t a budget shortfall.
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