Combined election districts create long lines in Albany County

November 06, 2018 06:10 PM

LATHAM - Turnout was so robust at some places in Albany County that extra machines had to be brought in.

The Republican inspector says people were lined up outside the Colonie Elks Lodge before 6 a.m. on Tuesday

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Two additional ballot machines had to be brought in to accommodate the number of people who came to vote.

Nine districts were combined into this single polling location this year, so there's a much higher number of people coming to this polling location. That's coupled with the fact that more people are showing up to these midterm elections than we've seen in years past.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple decided to double the number of deputies patrolling the polling locations. He said they saw a small scuffle at a location in Albany earlier Tuesday, but things have gone pretty smoothly for the most part. He's urging everyone to be patient.


WNYT Staff

Copyright 2018 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Relay Media Amp
Schoharie County D.A. says NTSB has had more access to limo than claimed

Gillibrand comes home to lay out case for presidential candidacy

Gillibrand calls Troy 'awesome' when asked about campaign headquarters

Racist graffiti on Schaghticoke road sign shocks community

Government shutdown hits craft breweries