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Voters endure long lines, face few other problems

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Johnson County voters headed to new vote centers for the first time in a general election Tuesday and often faced long lines.

Vote centers allow voters to cast ballots at any of 22 sites across the county, instead of going to the same polling place near their home every year. Johnson County Clerk Sue Anne “Susie” Misiniec said the vote centers mostly worked smoothly Tuesday but had a few minor glitches, such as frozen machines or lost internet connections.

Residents, however, often waited for half an hour and sometimes stood in line for an hour or more at the vote centers. The voting sites in the northern part of the county had to stay open for at least an extra hour after the polls were supposed to close at 6 p.m. because of the people waiting in line, deputy clerk Reagan Higdon said.

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