An election official in Hancock County said software problems that created long waits at some polling places led some people to leave without ever voting in Tuesday’s primary. Hancock County’s Clerk of the Courts, Marcia Moore, said the software vendor for the county just east of Indianapolis “really let us down” Tuesday morning with computer glitches. Moore said as long lines formed at some of the largely rural county’s 12 voting centers some people left “because they were frustrated that the line was slow.” No voters were turned away from polling places, but Moore said some left because they worried about being late for work. She said one of the software problems affected computer servers, while another caused some election ballots to exclude county commissioner’s races.
Meanwhile, strong voter turnout in a heavily Republican suburban Indianapolis county created some long waits for voters casting ballots in Tuesday’s Indiana primary.
Hamilton County Elections Administrator Kathy Richardson said some voters faced hour-long waits at polling stations in the cities of Fishers and Carmel, while others got “in and out” quickly.