Ballots in many states (including New York) are two pages long. Unfortunately, voters reported only receiving one page of their ballots in at least seven polling locations around the greater Chicago area.


[NBC Chicago]


A reportedly “overwhelmed” poll worker failed to turn on the necessary scanning equipment at a Jonson County location. Around Fort Wayne, two locations appeared to not be printing tickets, resulting in slow processing “leading some people to leave before voting.”


[Indystar; WANE]


Election workers at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit were initially unable to find the voting machines, creating hour-plus delays.




At a St. Louis County location, a volunteer stated that ballots were spat back out by the scanner, telling local reporters that “at least half of the ballots (here) are being rejected.” In Clay County, delays reportedly stretched to over two hours at some locations, due to malfunctioning equipment or power outages.



New Jersey

Voters at a Union County location were told to come back in an hour due to a broken machine.



New York

Reports of long lines and broken equipment were reported across New York City, with the undisputed champion of fuck-ups going to Breukelen Community Center, a building which voters were locked out of for around two hours due to a “programming error.”


Voters at one Lower Hudson Valley polling station had machines shipped to them for the wrong district.


[ProPublica; WCBS; NYC BoE; LoHud]


Billinghurst Middle School and Rollan Melton Elementary had waits up to 40 minutes due to (say it with me) unspecified technical issues.



North Carolina

That humidity problem in Alabama? Same issue in multiple precincts of NC, where ballots are being stored in “emergency bins” until they can be read.




A litany of polling places experienced issues—some described as “malfunctions,” while others were attributed to operator error due to additional steps added to the process for voters who did not intend to cast a ballot in all races. Call it bad UX.


Worse yet, an unknown number of voters in Geauga County were marked as having already voted due to what’s being described as a “computer glitch.”

[13ABC; Cincinnati; Cleveland]


Broken machines in the 51st ward’s 6th division, “calibration” issues changing intended votes to another candidate in Irwin, missing machines in Squirrel Hill, and yet more calibration issues in Lebanon.


[Philly; TribLive; CBS Pittsburgh; LDNews]

Rhode Island

Some locations opened late because to a few poll workers “had some trouble entering passwords.” Who among us.



South Carolina

Calibration issues causing votes to switch in at least three precincts in Richland County, and malfunctions with the cartridges used to boot up the voting machines in an additional eight precincts made the machines unusable for hours.




Widespread “calibration” issues appeared to disadvantage Democratic candidates in an already remarkably tight Senate race. Cool! Not to mention in Arlington after electronic machines failed, it was determined there was an insufficient number of paper ballots.


[Politico; Law&Crime]

We’ll be updating this list as Election Day 2018 wears on. Experience problems while voting? Shoot us an email at tipbox@gizmodo.com.