RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Several problems were reported at polling places around Central Virginia on Election Day 2012.
In Chesterfield County, election officials said pool workers at Woolridge Elementary school entered incorrect log in information on the electronic poll books.
NAACP Exec. Director King Salim Khalfani said his organization was mobilized Election Day.
“We have poll watchers reporting to us,” Khalfani said. “We’ve got lawyers everywhere, so when there’s an issue we get it resolved.
Voters at G.H Reid Elementary said they had to use paper ballots for a short time after voting machines displayed the wrong names and political races.
“A lot of people wrote their votes in,” voter Wanda Coleman said. “Some of come back to see if they could just come in and vote because they were not comfortable writing in their votes.”
Other voters in Richmond said poll workers asked them whether they were a Democrat or a Republican. That, the State Board of Elections said, should not have happened.