Paper Ballots Used in Parts of Middletown
Machines did not have public questions on ballots.
Some Middletown voters cast paper ballots on Election Day after public questions were discovered to be missing from the machine ballot, Monmouth County spokesperson Laura Kirkpatrick confirmed.
“Once they realized it was a problem people started voting on paper ballot,” Kirkpatrick said. “This is standard procedure when there is a problem.”
Information on the number of machines impacted and the districts affected was not immediately available.
The Monmouth County Board of Elections is deploying new cartridges into the machines with the full ballot. Once the cartridges are up and running, the districts will revert back to the machine ballot, according to Kirkpatrick.