VOTERS have been urged not to leave the huge queues at US midterm election polling stations. Some people have been forced to wait for up to three hours to enter their ballot in the crunch election. But they have been told not to give up hope, because you can still vote if you joined the queue by the deadline. Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tweeted: "STAY IN LINE! If you were in line by 7pm, you are allowed to vote." And he urged anyone with issues to call the electorate helpline. Some polling stations have been allowed to stay open late after voters complained about the length of the wait, technical problems and late opening times. A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia. One station must allow voters to keep casting ballots until 9 p.m., a full two hours after polls closed statewide, a judge ordered. Two additional polling locations must remain open even longer, until 10 p.m. A court in neighboring Gwinnett County also extended hours Tuesday at … [Read more...] about Voters urged not to leave three-hour queues at midterms – as some polling stations open LATE to meet election demand
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You don't normally see people breaking INTO educational buildings in New York. That happened Tuesday, when the FDNY was called to pry open a locked Brooklyn polling station. Resident Jalessa Parris posted two videos to Twitter showing firefighters using heavy duty tools to pry open the doors to Cooper Union's Breukelen Community Center in Canarsie. Parris said she got to the polling spot around 6 a.m. and people were already leaving, having thrown up their hands over the locked entrance. Firefighters got the doors open a little before 6:30 a.m., her video showed, and people started filing in. 'Absolute Zoo': Voter Chaos at Tri-State Polling Booths @jerome_sheila But it was the wrong entrance. Parris said she left and came back about an hour later to give time for more poll workers to arrive. By 8 a.m., someone showed up with the right key -- and she was able to vote by 8:30 a.m., two and a half hours after she initially showed up to cast her … [Read more...] about FDNY Called to Pry Open Locked Polling Station in Brooklyn, Video Shows
Astrid Galvan, Associated Press Updated 5:18 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A voting sign directs voters to a precinct on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. A voting sign directs voters to a precinct on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A voting sign directs voters to a precinct on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. A voting sign directs voters to a precinct on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Some polling places open hours late during Arizona primary 1 / 1 Back to Gallery PHOENIX (AP) — Voters … [Read more...] about Some polling places open hours late during Arizona primary
Voting centers across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty during Sunday's presidential election, and authorities kept polling stations open past the official closing time while government officials offered assurances that millions turned out to vote early. Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centers were evidence that Venezuelans heeded their call to abstain from voting in an election they contended was certain to be rigged in favor of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. It was unclear when results might be made available. Both Maduro and two anti-government candidates who broke with the opposition's push to boycott the election urged voters late in the day to go to the polls. Dakota Shrader, a student from Santa Fe High School, describes what happened when shots were fired during her morning history class. Multiple people died during the shooting. (Published Friday, May 18, 2018) "We're not going to let a minority decide the destiny of this country," said Javier … [Read more...] about Venezuela Keeps Voting Stations Open Amid Light Turnout
IT MAY not seem long since you were last in the polling station, but Britain will soon find itself back in the booth for local elections. Thousands of seats are up for grabs TODAY, May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go to the polls - here's everything you need to know about casting your vote. Where is your local polling station? Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on the day of the election, known as polling day. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. How can you check you’re registered? In … [Read more...] about Which polling station do I go to for the local elections 2018, am I registered to vote and what are the closing times?