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Tue November 2, 2010
Elections Smooth at Most Polling Places
By Angela Hatton
Murray, KY – Many Western Kentucky Counties report smooth operations at polling places. Minor problems reported include voters coming to the wrong locations, and issues finding outlets to run voting machines. Graves County Clerk Barry Kennemore says early on election workers at one site discovered they hadn't ordered enough E-scan paper ballots.
"So we had just to print some more. They were able to keep voting because we had the handicap machine there, but it was slowed down until we got caught up with our printing."
Kennemore says some who didn't want to wait left before casting their ballot, but he hopes they'll come back to vote. The Kentucky Attorney General's office says as of 11 am, it had received 54 calls on the election fraud hotline with complaints coming from 29 counties, including one allegation of vote-buying in Crittenden County. In Kentucky to report election fraud you can call 1-800-328-8683 until 6 pm, and in Tennessee the American Civil Liberties Union is operating a toll free hot line for voters to report Election Day problems. Voters who feel they have been unfairly denied the right to vote can call the hot line at 877-615-1999. It remains open until 7 p.m. Voters should also report problems to their local election commissions.