Long Lines Outside Voting Center in Phoenix Amid 'Tabulation' Issue

Americans voting in the November 8 US Midterm Elections formed a long line outside a polling station in Phoenix, Arizona, as Maricopa County officials confirmed a tabulation problem.

County officials said the problem was due to an issue with on-site printer settings.

“[Maricopa County Elections Department] has identified the solution for the tabulation issues at about 60 Vote Centers," officials said on Tuesday evening. “County technicians have changed the printer settings, which seems to have resolved this issue. It appears some of the printers were not producing dark enough timing marks on ballots. This solution has worked at 17 locations, and technicians deployed throughout the county are working to resolve this issue at the remaining locations.”

Earlier in the day, Maricopa County officials said “about 20 percent” of the county’s voting locations were experiencing issues with their tabulators on Tuesday.

Bill Gates, the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, said some ballots were not going through the tabulators, but the department has a “redundancy in place.” Gates said that voters could place their ballots in a “secure box” where they would be kept until they could be tabulated later in the evening. Credit: Luke Mosiman via Storyful

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