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DuPage County Experiencing Ballot Complications

According the DuPage County Election Commission, election judges will need to remake some voter ballots after the polls close.

Oversized ballots are causing some trouble in DuPage County and across Illinois.

Some voter ballots in DuPage County are too large to fit into the machines that tally votes, which means election judges will need to "remake" the ballot, said Joe Sobecki, assistant executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission. 

"Everyones' ballots will be fed through the machine in this election," said Sobecki.

The ballots that are too large for the machines will be placed in a locked box until the polls close at 7 p.m. At that time election judges, one from each party, will replicate those ballots and feed them through the machine to make sure each vote is counted, said Sobecki. 

DuPage is not alone in experiencing this issue. Illinois Review reported earlier that this ballot-size issue is affecting 65 of the Illinois' 102 counties, and is expected to cause delays in election results after polls close at 7 p.m. 

BIll I March 21, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Now everyone can better understand why Illinois is laughed at by the rest of the country.
Ignacio Steen March 21, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Exactly what you would expect from a home-skooled RepubliKlan party member: misspellings and misogyny. I suppose you find that William "Call Me Joe" Walshes' abandonment of his children and flagrant, illegal ignoring of court-ordered payments to his ex-wife make HIM a better candidate for our representative's post ?
Ignacio Steen March 21, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Because RepubliTards have voted in TeaKluxers like William "Call Me Joe" Walsh to represent them ! THAT mistake will be taken care of in November !!
Jeff Sand March 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM
We had no problems all day at our precinct with over 400 ballots cast.
Jeff Sand March 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM
From anecdotal evidence I was hearing, it sounds like the problem may have been more the humidity crinkling the ballots than the size. I'm pretty sure they were the same length in the April 2011 election.

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