It was a rocky start to Election Day at some locations when ballot machines went down at the opening of polls.
The New Britain Registrar’s office confirmed a machine broke at the first ballot at Smalley Academy. Paper ballots were being taken when polls opened at 6 a.m. The votes will be counted manually at the end of the day. Technicians were working to get the machine repaired.
Glastonbury Registrar Lisbeth Becker said they had a machine down at the Nayaug School. Voting went on and the ballots were placed in the auxilary bin.
It is standard practice to have ballots placed in an auxilary bin to be counted at the end of the day if a ballot machine goes down.
The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters are looking in to reports of machine issues at other locations as well. Check back for updates.