BELL COUNTY, Texas (FOX44/KXAN) — Bell County had to get a court order extending voting hours to 8 p.m. after opening at some sites was delayed Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the Texas Secretary of State’s Office said the office believes the delay was caused by the e-pollbooks having to be reprogrammed because they were still on pre-Daylight Saving Time.

Bell County spokesman James Stafford said eight sites experienced delays because of the weekend’s time change.

Elections staff and representatives from the county’s technology services department were deployed to all eight locations that have found this issue, and shortly before 9 a.m., all sites were up and running.

The court order requires Bell County’s voting hours to be extended from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and any vote cast after 7 by a voter who was not inside or waiting to enter the polling place by 7 will be cast as a provisional ballot.

The eight locations known to have the problem were:

  • #1 located in Belton Nazarene Church,
  • #18 located in St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights,
  • #26 located in the Temple College Pavilion,
  • #30 located in First Baptist Church of Moffat,
  • #31 located in First Baptist Church of Rogers,
  • #33 located in Boy’s Ranch in Ivy Gap,
  • #36 located in the Triple 7 Fire Station in Killeen, and
  • #38 located in the West Bell Water Supply Office in Killeen.