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Storm-related outages delay counting of ballots

Written by The Associated Press | May 15, 2018 5:57 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Storm-related power outages are delaying the counting of some paper ballots in Pennsylvania.
Severe thunderstorms swept across the state on Tuesday afternoon.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports ballot scanners in the towns of Clarks Green, Clarks Summit and Archbald are down.

Officials say voting is continuing uninterrupted. Completed ballots are being put in storage until the power comes back on.

A few polling places outside Harrisburg also lost power. County spokeswoman Rachel Bryson tells Pennlive.com that voting machines are running on battery power until crews set up generators.

Primary voters are casting ballots for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state Legislature.

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