Printer Problems Cause Delays During Final Early Voting Days In Miami-Dade

Voters at two early voting locations in Miami-Dade County found themselves waiting in line for hours after printers used to print out ballots broke down.

Lines could be seen protruding from the North Miami Public Library station on Sunday afternoon.

Voters were forced to wait for hours while the machines were repaired on the last day they could vote before Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Volunteers, poll workers, officials and voters said the issues started at around 11 a.m.

According to officials, printers also malfunctioned at the William F. Dickinson Community Center in Homestead.

Once the printers went down, officials used pre-printed backup ballots meant for this exact situation.

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department issued a statement that reads in part, “The Miami-Dade Elections Department did experience some printer issues earlier in the day. The problem was resolved quickly, did not impact any early voting today.”

Equipment error excuses excluded, strong turnout led to long waits elsewhere across South Florida.

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