Polls open for Florida primary; precincts reporting computer issues

The polls opened Tuesday morning for Florida’s primary election day. 

Two voting precincts in Duval County reported issues just after polls opened Tuesday morning. The Supervisor of Elections Office then reported at about 7:45 a.m. that all 199 polling locations in Duval County reported computer issues and are using paper registers. 

A small software error caused the issue, Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan said. However, the software error was fixed.

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Staff moved to paper registers because officials didn't know what the fix was going to be or how long it would take to fix, Hogan said. 

The computers should be back up by about noon.

Voters are still able to vote, Hogan said.  Voters who are heading to the polling sights need to have a photo ID to cast a vote. 

Florida is a closed primary, so people can only vote for their registered party.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Duval County. To find your precinct, check the Supervisor of Elections Office website. 

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