Allegheny Co. voters report ballot shortages at multiple polling places

By: - May 17, 2022 7:06 pm

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. 

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. 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

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