News

Actions

Md. experiences some hiccups on primary day

Posted at 7:43 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 09:19:36-04

Maryland voters turned out to make their votes count Tuesday, but the primary election wasn't entirely without issues across the state.

Four precincts in Baltimore City opened late. Supporters of Donna Edwards and Catherine Pugh made a push in court to keep polls open past 8 p.m.

Read more: Supporters of Pugh, Edwards go to court to keep polls open later in Baltimore

The city board of elections director Armstead Jones said the city uses 200 buildings for polling places, but doesn't hold the keys for any of them, which can lead to challenges.

"I would say it's not out of the ordinary, but I guess it's to what degree the issues are and, of course, with a new voting system, we trained over 2,000 judges the last two and a half weeks. We had hundreds to call and cancel," Jones said.

Returning to paper ballots wasn't the easiest transition for every voter.

"Well, it was frustrating.  I ended up using three of them, because I mismarked so you can't erase," one voter told ABC2.

Some voters also expressed frustration that they didn't receive "I voted" stickers and many even took to social media using #stickergate to point out the absence.

Download the ABC2 News app for the iPhone, Kindle and Android.