The computer glitch affected some voters across the state who tried to change their registration address or party affiliation through the MVA since April 2017.
When those voters show up at the polls Tuesday, the correct information will not be in the poll books and they will have to vote on a provisional ballot. Those ballots will be counted later, on July 5. >>READ MORE.
Voters at the Baltimore IT Academy in North Baltimore were initially unable to cast their ballots Tuesday morning because machines hadn’t been set up, said Armstead Jones, the city's board of elections director.
The polls at the academy opened just before 9 a.m.
Machines at the school were not set up, and Jones said voters might be delayed.
“We have someone on their way out there. We’re trying to locate them,” Jones said around 7:30 a.m.
Voters might want to come later to vote, he said, but he did not have a timetable for when the machines would be working.
He said three precincts vote at that location, but he wasn’t sure if all three are affected.
Additional information was not immediately available.
— Jessica Anderson, Baltimore Sun
If the last-minute revelation that as many as 80,000 will have to vote provisionally in Tuesday’s primary election weren’t enough, the polls opened today with scattered reports of issues at several precincts.
But causing particular outrage and suspicion was an email officials sent to thousands who had changed their address or party affiliation at the Motor Vehicle Administration, saying they would have to vote by provisional ballot — which would not be counted until July 5.
Elsewhere, there were reports of delays and problems with ballots. A voter at Medfield Heights Elementary School in North Baltimore said the ballot scanner there wasn’t working.
Meanwhile, voters at the Baltimore IT Academy, also in North Baltimore, were not able to cast their ballots early Tuesday morning because machines hadn’t been set up, said Armstead Jones, the city's board of elections director.
Del. Antonio Hayes, a Democrat running for the state Senate in District 40, tweeted shortly before 8:30 a.m. that the Friendship Preparatory Academy polling place in West Baltimore was closed and voters should go to nearby James Mosher Elementary School instead.
There was also at least one last-minute switch in polling places in Baltimore County: elections officials there said the Essex Co-Op at 1100 Franklin Ave. was without power, and voters should instead go to the gym at Eastern Technical High School, at 1100 Mace Ave. >>READ MORE
Brooklyn Park Middle School has two precincts. As of noon, 174 voters voted between the two precincts. A total of just five provisional ballots. “It’s been pretty slow,” said chief judge Kimberly Stewart. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgoV3a9WAAEkVdb.jpg
Brooklyn Park Middle School has two precincts. As of noon, 174 voters voted between the two precincts. A total of just eight provisional ballots. “It’s been pretty slow,” said chief judge Kimberly Stewart. (This replaces earlier incorrect tweet that I deleted) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgoagvGWAAENBv1.jpg
Deborah Dailey of Glen Burnie brought her 4-year-old granddaughter, Aleiyah Jacobs, to the polls at Brooklyn Park MS. Dailey said she had a difficult time choosing a candidate in the Dem gubernatorial primary. “I did manage to pick,” she said, but prefers to keep vote secret. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgobFqjX4AEr3dC.jpg