Voters greeted by some issues in Philadelphia

    Voting is underway in Philadelphia, and it wasn’t a totally clean start. 

    Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer says there were about 100 issues reported citywide as the votes are being cast.

    “We had some troubles at the beginning of the day where recently appointed minority inspectors arriving to work at polling places that weren’t expecting them,” said Singer. “That had to be ironed out so that everyone understood what was going on. There were some isolated issues with the voting machines.”

    Singer says most of the problems were resolved quickly, but some voters are still upset, especially by long lines.

    “We have some reports of people who have to vote by provisional ballot and are upset by that but we let them know that every ballot that is legally cast gets counted,” said Singer.

    Singer says her office is trying to combat a rumor that voting a straight party ticket will leave out your presidential pick.

    She emphasizes that votes for Romney or Obama will register when voters choose straight Republican or Democratic tickets.

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