Voters go home after tabulating machine in East St. Louis malfunctions

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – Voters in East St. Louis said they were turned around from their polling place Tuesday morning.

The tabulating machine at Wyvetter Younge Middle School failed, forcing voters to wait upwards of an hour for a replacement machine to be sent over and installed. Everything went back to normal once the new tabulator arrived, but one woman at the poll said several people gave up and went home.

Meanwhile, a St. Clair County woman said she was told she couldn’t vote because she already voted absentee. She said that wasn’t the case. The county looked into it and discovered she requested an absentee ballot, but never used it. Either way, the woman was allowed to vote.