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Issues reported at polling places across St. Louis area

Multiple people have contacted 5 On Your Side with issues at polling places Tuesday morning

ST. LOUIS — There have been several complaints of issues at polling stations in the St. Louis area on primary day.

Here are the places callers have said are having issues:

Highcroft Ridge Elementary in Chesterfield

St. Louis County Library’s Natural Bridge branch

Gary Gore Community Center in Jennings – a caller said there were no paper ballots and electronic machines were not working

At Beasley Elementary School, a caller said tickets wouldn’t print

Bethany-Peace United Church

Jamestown Elementary School in Black Jack – the caller said machines aren’t working

Someone on Facebook reached out and said Affton High School’s printers are not working.

In the City of St. Louis: The polling place for precincts 1, 4, 5 & 8 in Ward 22 had to be moved.

It is now located at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy, 5821 Kennerly Avenue. 

Polls are open until 7 p.m.

St. Louis County Board of Elections Democratic Director of Elections Eric Fey sent the following email:

"The issue with voting this morning was with the election poll book vendor. It wasn't syncing with the printer. The vendor has since pushed out a fix and the county board of elections is working to ensure all printers are synced. 

Everything was working during testing and election judges always had the option of issuing a manual voter ticket, but there was some confusion at the polling place level about that.

As for people who were being told they had already voted, the issue was when their ID was scanned, a ticket wasn't printing. when a judge would scan the id again, the software reacted as though they had already voted. Again, the election judge could have given a manual voter ticket."

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