MILWAUKEE (AP) — Polling places ran out of ballots in part of Waukesha County in suburban Milwaukee, but officials say residents had other ways of voting and nobody was turned away.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Novack says the shortage developed late morning in some precincts in the Town of Lisbon that have students in the Arrowhead School District. She says their best guess is that local voter interest in two ballot questions on facilities upgrades was overwhelming. New ballots were ordered around noon, and they arrived around 2:30 p.m.
But Novack says nobody was denied the opportunity to vote. She says voters had the option of using a touch screen system, or filling out photocopied ballots that election judges would hand-copy later onto official ballots.
The affected precincts have about 1,900 registered voters.
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