Election Day Update:
Several Orange County polling places are experiencing technical issues, but voters are able to cast votes, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.
Since the polls opened at 7 a.m., several locations are having issues with verifying voter registration.
Technicians have been deployed to handle the issues, but in the meantime, polling locations are using traditional registration books, a practice they employed in the past, according to election officials.
Earlier it was reported that several polling places in Apopka and throughout Orange County were running out of Republican ballots according to sources at several precincts. Reports at the The Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol (precinct #232), Orange County Services Building (precinct #234) and The Word of Life Church (precinct #237) are that each of them ran out of ballots for periods up to an hour. Precincts #232 and 237 are the two largest polling places in Apopka, with 4307 and 3656 voters eligible to vote at those sites respectively.
Those issues have been resolved, according to campaign officials. Orange County election officials have sent additional ballots to
precincts throughout the county. According to reports at precinct #232, ballots were delivered within an hour of running out. There was also an issue with voting machines at precinct #232 which was resolved within an hour as the polls opened.
The Apopka Voice will continue to update you on Election Day news as we receive reports.