Sigh

by David Safier

From Mark Evans on Facebook:

Possible trouble in Pima County election-day voting? I just stood in line to vote for the first time in 20 years of voting in Pima County. There were five people at my polling place standing off to the side with two election officials on cell phones. When I asked what was going on, the people were at the wrong polling place thanks to the county's consolidation of voting areas. Once one of the election officials got off the phone I asked him why they didn't have a laptop or something there so people could just look up their polling place. He said they were only allowed to call a county elections number to help people find the right place. He said he didn't think the county had enough people working the phone bank because the average hold times were about 10 minutes. I asked if the five there then was unusual or if this had been going on all morning (I voted at 8:30) he said "it's been like this all morning").

I've been trying to call Pima County elections the past half hour to ask someone about it but all I get is a busy signal.

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