MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County election officials were pleased with voter turnout on Election Day and the fact that everything ran smoothly at all the county’s 124 election districts. Democratic Election Commissioner Norman Green spoke with WRFA on Tuesday night and reported a busy day at the polls with no problems or issues to report from any of the county’s 124 election districts. Of the county’s 78,167 eligible voters, 48,585 voted for president on Election Day. That’s an election day voter turnout of 62.15 percent in Chautauqua County – not counting absentee ballots.
A complete rundown of all local elections can be found online at votechautauqua.com.
It wasn’t smooth sailing on election day for many areas of the country. CNN and other news outlets were reporting that Long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states. Voters waited for up to four hours in Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some to walk away before casting a ballot
Several complaints came out of Pennsylvania, including two cases in which a voting machine had to be recalibrated after voters complained that it incorrectly displayed their vote for president.