Brent Finnegan -- June 15th, 2010
Polls are open in the 26th district for the House of Delegates special election. Voters will select a delegate for the seat previously held by Republican Matt Lohr.
But several voters have reported problems at the polls in the city early Tuesday morning. According to unconfirmed reports, the software the poll workers were using crashed at three or all five precincts in the city.
At 7:22 a.m., reader John Marr wrote:
Unfortunately I was informed that all of the polling locations inside the City of Harrisonburg are down. The good news? All the polling sites in the County are working just fine.
To be fair I was offered the opportunity to vote provisionally, however Keister didn’t even have the forms. Instead I would have had to write a candidates name on a blank sheet of paper and seal it in a plain envelope in the hopes that it wouldn’t get lost and that someone would count it later.
UPDATE: The issues with the software appear to have been resolved at this point. All poll locations are functioning.
Help us track what’s happening at polling locations across the district by leaving a comment here, or by using the #hburgnews Twitter hashtag. What was happening at your polling location?
Polls close at 7:00 p.m.
Until the results are announced, you can participate in this utterly unscientific reader exit poll, and view results here.