Delays, issues reported at some polling locations on Long Island
Election Day did not get off to a smooth start for many voters on Long Island, with complaints of issues coming in both Nassau and Suffolk.
At Massapequa High School, people told News 12 that the doors opened a half-hour later than they were supposed to. In Suffolk, Ronkonkoma voters say they waited hours due to broken machines.
"Four hours. And it wasn't because the lines were long, it was because of the machines that were broken," says Kristen George, of Ronkonkoma.
Poll workers at Ronkonkoma Middle School ended up collecting ballots by hand.
Voters at East Broadway Elementary School in Seaford say a machine was broken there as well, and some poll workers didn't show up.
Issues were also reported at Babylon Town Hall, where voters were told voting machine issues caused longer wait times.
Others had longer wait times, but for expected reasons such as COVID-19 safety restrictions.
News 12 reached out to both the Nassau and Suffolk boards of elections for comment on problems at polling places and is waiting to hear back.