Board of Elections director discusses problems at St. Louis polling places

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 6:20 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Casting a ballot in the city of St. Louis was not always easy Tuesday, as several polling places had various issues.

One issue was reported at the polling place inside St. James Greater Catholic Church in the 6400 block Wade in Dogtown.

When the polls opened at 6 a.m., workers didn’t have two of their books with the names of the registered voters in that precinct. Without the official roster, voters’ names could not be double checked and voting was delayed for at least a half an hour.

A similar problem was reported at St. Peter A.M.E. Church in the 4730 block of Margaretta in north St. Louis. City election officials said the roster of registered voters’ names for Precinct 7 was delivered, but Precinct 8’s were not.

Furthermore, voters at a south St. Louis polling place located near the intersection of S. Kingshigway and Eichelberger said they had issues submitting their ballots on the electronic voting machines.

Gary Stoff, the Republican director of the city board of elections, sat down with News 4 to talk about what is being done about all the problems at the polls.

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