Long lines cause voting problems in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Long lines cause voting problems in Hartford


Traffic inside Hartford City Hall is still snarling as hundreds flocked there to cast their presidential ballots.

Workers at City Hall have been told that they need to expect to stay there until at least 2:30 a.m. so that everyone has a chance to vote.

People went from being angry and frustrated to just plain worn out.

That's because many people have been standing there for at least three hours to move through the line.

Originally there were rumors that the influx into Hartford City Hall was caused by the lack of provisional ballots at other polling places.

Workers at City Hall said that's not true, and most of the people either did not register to vote, or did not update their change of address in the last four years.

"I came here earlier and it was a crowd," said Hartford resident Clive Mowatt. "I decided to leave (the line) and come back. Now I'm back and there's more people."

To make matters worse, City Hall was under-staffed. Only 10 people were reported to be there to help the hundreds of people in the line.

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