Voting problems reported in Palm Springs area

Here are the voting problems we’ve received word of Tuesday morning:

Voting problems reported in Palm Springs area

Here are the voting problems The Desert Sun has received word of in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Let us know about any voting problems you encounter by emailing or using the #CVelection hashtag on Twitter.

Storified by Brian Indrelunas · Tue, Nov 06 2012 10:10:19

• Voters at some Palm Springs area precincts say they’re not receiving the take-home stub from their ballots:
Some voters at #PalmDesert Precinct 44043 are not receiving the take-home stubs attached to their ballots. @MyDesert #cvelectionCrystal Chatham
@MyDesert here in DHS voting stub not given back at angel view polling stationCraig Spector-Howell
• A voter tells us that he wanted to vote for President Barack Obama, but an electronic voting machine at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2100 Racquet Club Road in Palm Springs, showed he had selected Mitt Romney. Poll workers shut down the machine and gave him a paper ballot, he said.
YouTube user centralpavote posted a video of a similar issue, presumably in Pennsylvania. (The choices seem to match.)
2012 Voting Machines Altering Votescentralpavote
• Reporter Denise Goolsby is looking into a report of spoiled ballots at a Palm Springs polling place, and we’re trying to get more information from this Twitter user:
Voted this morning in Palm Springs, but suspect VOTER FRAUD! Was given a ballot that was already FILLED IN, and not for my pres candidate!Juan Romero
Check your ballot carefully to make sure it is not already marked. One I was handed this morning was PRE-MARKED, but not with my choice!Juan Romero
@dhenley321 "Vote early, vote often!" I did. Official gave me a previously-marked ballot, but for person not my choice, so I got another.Juan Romero
• Desert Hot Springs Councilman Russell Betts said he saw an unusually long line of people waiting for provisional ballots at the city’s senior center, 11-777 West Drive, and also found his name absent from the voter roll.
“For the first time in 10 years, I go to vote and my name isn’t on the list,” he said. 
Desert Sun staff contributed to this report.

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