Polling problem roundup: 11 a.m. edition

Here’s what I’m gleaning from a host of media poll-watchers around town.

Minnesota Independent reports a power outage in St. Paul due to a truck hitting a power pole. Power has been restored. Also, a voting machine at Cedar-Riverside’s Brian Coyle Center broke, but was quickly fixed. University of Minnesota polling places were “mobbed but orderly.”

Via Ourvotelive.org, incomplete ballots in a Maple Grove precinct with a $20 fee to vote. Unconfirmed, and kinda hard to believe. You can see the group’s running Minnesota complaint list here; there are 11 problems reported so far.

MPR’s News Cut has a couple of commenters who say their registration via the “DMV” didn’t take. Said one, “Thank God for same-day registration or we wouldn’t have gotten to vote.”

Several reports of election officials thoughtfully putting in Porta-potties for voters.

The Strib’s running story is here, and the PiPress’ is here.


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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by John Olson on 11/04/2008 - 12:10 pm.

    University of Minneapolis? Do they have a football team? 😉

    Sorry, couldn’t resist…. 🙂

    David replies: Blogging at unsafe speeds! Fixed!

  2. Submitted by B Maginnis on 11/04/2008 - 03:13 pm.

    CNN has this:


    And be sure to see the Black Panther’s poll obstruction in Philly, also on youtube.

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