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Glitches at Hartford Polls Fixed: Officials

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    Glitches at Hartford Polls Fixed: Officials
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    There were some glitches at polls in Hartford this morning, but they have been fixed, according to the Secretary of the State's office.

    There were a few glitches at the polls in Hartford as voters cast ballots in the primary this morning, but the issues have been fixed, officials said.

    The tabulators were not working at the Public Library, United Methodist Church or Rawson School, according to officials at the Secretary of the State’s office, but the issues have been fixed.

    Any voter who filled out a ballot when the tabulators were broken this morning handed it to moderators and the ballots were scanned through when the machines were fixed.

    Av Harris, director of communications for the Secretary of the State’s office, said this is a common voting day issue.

    There were several problems at the polls in Hartford in the November 2014 general election, which led to extended hours at several of the city's polling places. The Hartford City Council tried to remove the city's three registrars of voters, but a judge ruled the council lacked the authority to do so.

    In the wake of the issues, the secretary of the state established an election monitor for the city.

    Polls opened at 6 a.m. today so registered Democrats and Republicans in 23 cities and towns can vote.

    In Hartford, residents are voting on judge of probate, mayor, treasurer, city council and constable.

    See the full list of primary races here.