Problems at the polls: Machines reportedly going down
An election worker at Stephenson Middle School tells KITV4 at least one of their voting machines went down Tuesday morning.
HONOLULU - Hawai'i voters head to the polls to cast their ballots. But some voting machines are reportedly breaking down.
An election worker at Stephenson Middle School tells KITV4 at least one of their voting machines went down Tuesday morning. The Office of Elections confirmed machines malfunctioned at Helemano School, McKinley High and at the Ala Wai Community Park. However, issues with those machines have been resolved.
In the meantime -- voting was off to a good start at most polling places. Voters filed in right as they opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
"Get out and vote. I don't care who you vote for, but it's your constitutional right as a U.S. citizen to vote. I spent 22 years in the Navy trying to preserve that right, so don't abuse it," said McCully resident William Jones.
There was a pretty decent turnout to start the day over at Washington Middle School. But Island News reporters noticed fewer voters at the Farrington High School polling place.
"It's my right and it's so important. Especially came out for the kids," said Mililani resident Meredith Nydam.
Beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening -- KITV4 will have teams across the state -- bringing you live election coverage from O'ahu, Maui and Kaua'i.
You can cast your ballot until 6 p.m.