As voters in 12 states head to the polls for Super Tuesday, there are scattered reports of election problems — especially in the South. Officials at Election Protection, a coalition of groups that runs an election-day hotline to help voters who encounter problems, say the phone lines have been busy, with about 1,500 calls as of around 5:45 p.m. ET. The highest volume came from Texas, Georgia and Alabama, with Virginia and Colorado also well represented. Many of the calls came from voters who have moved recently and want to know whether they can still vote at their old polling location, said Kristen Clarke, the executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which helps lead the effort.
Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee all have voter ID laws in effect, and it’s not known what impact they’ll have on voting. Texas’ law is the strictest — it’s been struck down by three different courts, but remains in effect while appeals are ongoing.
… Clarke said the websites run by the Alabama and Texas secretaries of state to help voters figure out where they can vote have both been down at times throughout the morning. Election Protection notified both states of the problem. A Colorado site that gives information on voter registration was also said to be experiencing glitches.