AUSTIN (KXAN) — The polls have opened on election day, and as thousands of Texans are already lining up to cast their vote, some reports have come in of technical difficulties at some Travis County polling locations.
According to Travis County election officials, three locations had technical issues this morning as polls are opening, including Sims Elementary, Barrington Elementary and North Branch Village Library.
"Three vote centers had a slow start this morning but all 143 vote centers are now processing voters. Some new election day judges had a bit of stage fright this morning but elections dispatched troubleshooters to locations that needed extra assistance. Lines are long and probably will be all day and we encourage voters to vote before 5 p.m.," a spokesperson for the Travis County Elections office said.
The voting sites are all now up and running and according to Ballard, the longest they were down was 40 minutes. When a polling site is down, the spokesperson said, that does not mean votes aren't being processed.
Multiple voters have reported the voting booths in Bee Caves have been down but Travis County Elections officials have confirmed that all Bee Caves locations are up and running.
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