Some polling places ran out of municipal election ballots. Lisa Reider-Bott of Eagle River said she arrived at her polling place at the Eagle River Lions Club about 6:00 p.m. but couldn’t vote.
When I was in to vote … I waited in line a few moments and the ballot gal notified us that they had run out of ballots, that they had called that in … they were going to try to get more ballots out there, but they didn’t know if or when and she understoord that several other precincts had run out of ballots.
Municipal elections staff confirmed that they ran out of ballots at several locations including the Eagle River Lions Club and Service High School. Elections staff asked voters whose polling places ran out of ballots to vote absentee. Voters could cast an absentee ballot at U.A.A. or at the Ted Steven International Airport. Polling places were open until 8:00 p.m. tonight.
Voters contacted KSKA regarding ballot shortages at the Eagle River Lions Club, Service High School, Chester Valley 300, and Nunaka Valley Elementary School. KTUU is reporting 18 polling places have run out of ballots so far.
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