Early Problems Reported at the Polls
Posted on Nov 4, 2008
Long lines were one form of fun awaiting voters around the country as they made their way to the polls on Tuesday; early voters also reported troubles of a more potentially prohibitive nature in battleground states.
The New York Times:
There were also reports of underhanded tactics. Several callers from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland reported receiving automated phone calls with incorrect polling locations. Dozens of people in Colorado and New Jersey reported not receiving confirmation of their voter registrations or absentee ballots.
Yesterday alone, the hotline received more than 30,000 calls. Most were from voters in high population and swing states, including over 2,000 calls from Florida. The most common calls by far up until Election Day have been in regard to registration problems, followed by absentee ballot issues and polling place problems, which include extremely long lines.