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Few voting problems reported across East Tennessee

2:08 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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Long lines are greeting voters at the polls all over East Tennessee, and the Knox County Administrator of Elections calls this a "high turnout" election.

The polls opened at 8 am Tuesday morning.  There were long lines reported at many locations in Knox County, but no major issues.  One polling location opened about 30 minutes late because of a machine issue, but it's up and running smoothly now.

We checked with all of our East Tennessee counties, and officials reported things were going smoothly.

In Knox County, 110,000 people cast their ballots early, with 50-70 thousand people expected to vote on Tuesday.  Clifford Clark, Administrator of Elections, urges everyone to be patient when they go to the polls

Voters must have a state-issued photo ID and go to their assigned polling location.  Polls will be open until 8:00 pm, but every voter in line at closing will be allowed to vote.

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