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Voters reporting problems at Valley polling places

Posted: 6:42 AM, Nov 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-09 01:54:30-05
Voters reporting problems at AZ polling places

Less than an hour after polls opened in Arizona, voters reported long lines and computer issues around the Valley.

ABC15 viewers have reported issues at polling places in Surprise, Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix.

Air15 video over Tempe High School near Mill Avenue and Broadway Road showed dozens of people in line. Tempe High School is one of the locations where some voters are experiencing problems.

In addition to reported problems after polls opened, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell told ABC15's Katie Conner that 5,000 questionable ballots are under investigation because the signatures didn't match.

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In a statement Thursday evening, Maricopa County Recorder's Office spokeswoman Elizabeth Bartholomew said some ePollbooks experienced freezing issues during the morning. Officials were able to troubleshoot the problems or replace the machines with spares.

As for the lines, they were expected.

"There have been lines throughout the day, but we always knew there would be," Bartholomew said. "It's a presidential election. We expected lines."

Stay with ABC15 for updates.

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