Voter roll problem at St. Louis polling site

11:02 AM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- About 150 people showed up to vote in the 21st ward, eighth precinct in the city of St. Louis and left because the voter roll did not show up on time.

The polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's AME Church in the 4700 block of Margaretta.

The chairman of the election board told NewsChannel 5 somehow the rosters were not put in the bags that are packed for each polling site.

Several voters told NewsChannel 5 it took 80 minutes before the rosters were finally delivered to the church.

The voters who stayed were given provisional ballots, which aren't counted until 10 days after the election, which fired up the crowd.

A spokesperson for the election board said one poll worker got mixed up and accidentally handed out the yellow provisional ballots rather than white ballots.  Those ended being put in the ballot box and will be counted as regular ballots.


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