KY primary voting sees a few glitches - WDRB 41 Louisville News

KY primary voting sees a few glitches

The national spotlight is on Kentucky as voters head to the polls for the primary election.  Most voting is going smoothly, but there were a few glitches.

The polls at the Southwick Community Center opened about 20 minutes late.  Precinct workers say the turnout has been heavy there.  The Jefferson County Board of Elections says turnout has been heavy across the county.

The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has brought people out, as predicted.  State and local races are also on the ballot.

But some voters who arrived at the Southwick Community Center were not able to vote because it opened late, and they had to get to work.  Tonya Williams told Fox 41 News, "I got there probably about 6:03, 6:04, and there were...the workers were standing outside and probably, like I said, about eight to ten other voters, and there was no one there to open the doors.  One of the workers went up, she opened the door, and the alarm went off.  We couldn't get in.  So I was going to get into my car and one of the other voters, she said, well I won't be able to vote.  I don't get off work until 5:30."

Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw tells Fox 41 News, "The person that had the keys that opened the church was a little late getting in there, and some voters had to be turned away, had to leave, so we're hoping that they're going to come back."

Other people have been turned away from voting because of registration problems.  Election officials remind you to bring an ID when you come to vote.

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