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Upstate voters frustrated by poll issues

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Citizens headed to polls nationwide to vote today, but for some in the Upstate, the trip had a few bumps in the road.

While officials say that voting problems are pretty typical on Election Day, they're still putting a damper on the voting experience. Poll officials statewide reported that lines at the polls had been slowed down by voting registration issues. Many citizens reportedly showed up to vote, but hadn't updated their address, causing a delay in the voting process for themselves, and others in line.

Several voters told FOX that voting machines experienced technical difficulty in Easley at Georges Creek Baptist Church on Saluda Dam Road. According to voters at the church, poll workers had issues checking voters in on computers. Voters said some people came up in the computer system as having already voted. Other voters complained that political signs had been seen near voting sites, and some complained of downed computers slowing down the already long lines.

One Greenville voter said that when he and two others tried to vote this morning, the machine caused their selections to jump to another candidate. During the early voting period, reports surfaced of this issue at multiple polls nationwide. Voting officials encourage those heading to the polls to double check their selections before they cast their ballots.

Despite a variety of complaints from voters in the Upstate, SC State Election Commission spokesperson Chris Whitmire said that as of Tuesday morning, no major issues had been reported that would keep people from voting.

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