Technical glitches have forced some polling places in the Jackson metro-area to use paper ballots for today’s primary elections.
10:15 a.m.: Trouble in Madison County -The encoders on the voting machines at Twin Lakes Baptist Church at Lake Cavalier in Madison County would only read Democratic ballots earlier today. Republican primary voters were forced to use paper ballots. Technicians were able to get the machines working around 10 a.m.
… 10 a.m.: Woes at Hinds precinct -Ballot problems have forced voters at Wynndale Presbyterian Church on Terry Road to use paper ballots because some of the candidates were left off ballots.
Governor and sheriff candidates were left off the Democratic ballots, and governor and lieutenant governor candidates were left off the Republican ballots. House District 73 Democratic candidate Gay Polk was upset after supporters informed her they were given the wrong ballot at the precinct.
“I’ve had two people to tell me they were handed the wrong paper ballots. One of them was told maybe 50 people were given the wrong ballots.”
“I probably shook those 50 people’s hands and told them their vote counted” while campaigning, “but it did not count,” Polk said.