Confusion about voting lists, long lines

12:00 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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9Wants to Know learned that election workers were given a stack of registered voters containing two different lists. The top of the stack contained a list of voters who were expected to vote in-person on Tuesday. 

The bottom of the stack contained the list of voters who either voted early or received a mail-in ballot.

People who received mail-in ballots but decided to vote in person were given provisional ballots because judges were looking at the wrong part of the stack and couldn't find their names, Josh Liss, Deputy of Elections for Jefferson County, said.

Election officials say they gave clear directions to the precinct workers about how the stacks of names were organized.

In Aurora 9NEWS photojournalist Manny Sotelo took a photo which showed the line to vote wrapping around the building at the CenterPoint voting center.

He estimated there was about an hour-and-a-half wait at about 9:30 a.m. He said everyone waited patiently. Many passed the time reading or surfing social media websites.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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