Allegheny Co. voters report ballot shortages at multiple polling places
Several polling places across Allegheny County are reporting a shortage of ballots as voters head to the polls Tuesday evening.
Polling places in Stowe Township and Hanover Heights reported shortages, according to WPXI-TV.
Allegheny County voters took to social media to voice their frustrations at being turned away from their designated polling place due to the shortage.
This just happened to me, I was told that Allegheny county “ran out of Republican ballots”. They took me to a voting machine where I was able to vote, then I printed a copy of who I picked and had to then take the copy to a scanner. It took two tries to get it to scan in.
— Cruzer (@cruz0210) May 17, 2022
My polling place is out of ballots.😡
— Mookie🌈, Fuzz & Fiddy's Mom (@annin328) May 17, 2022
County officials blamed higher-than-anticipated voter turnout for the shortage of Republican and Democratic ballots, according to published reports.
Allegheny County is the second county to report a voting issue on Tuesday.
At around 5 p.m., a Berks County judge ordered that polling places in the southeastern county could remain open until 9 p.m. – an hour later than the mandated closing time – due to delays caused by poll workers not being properly trained to operate county voting machines
The Pennsylvania Department of State is reminding voters to report voting issues, which can be done online or by phone.
Report issues at polling places or ballot drop-off locations to your county board of elections:
💻 Online – https://t.co/kHtlG2XrRY
📞 Call – 1-877-868-3772
⚠️ File a complaint – https://t.co/DAjLF6TXnr#ReadyToVotePA
— PA Department of State (@PAStateDept) May 17, 2022
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