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Voter advocacy groups are on high alert, anxious about possible voter intimidation stemming from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's repeated assertions that the election is rigged against him.
While campaigning in Pennsylvania, Trump has made comments to supporters at overwhelmingly white rallies indicating he expects them to "monitor" polling places in "certain areas" because of his conviction that the system is "rigged".
The reports are consistent with an uptick in intimidation and harassment complaints during this election cycle that require more time and intervention to resolve, Clarke said.
While Election Day is an exciting time, voters may find it frustrating if they do not take steps to ensure things go smoothly when they head to the polls. The laws for provisional ballots vary widely by state, but the Help America Vote Act of 2002 required almost all states offer them.
Since the start of early voting, allegations of voter intimidation, improper voter ID practices and long lines have been reported across the country. Fourteen states are operating under new voting restrictions, including voter ID requirements.
Frustrations ran high at a few Los Angeles polling places as voters were left waiting two hours when ballot marking devices and rosters arrived late.
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But a Democratic Party source said the Clinton campaign was not encountering systemic problems beyond the usual Election Day hiccups. Exit polls suggests that she is leading in early voting.
Early voting through mail-in ballots or in-person voting were expected to account for as much as 40 percent of all ballots cast nationwide.
The first candidate to win 270 Electoral College votes will be declared as the 45th President of the United States.
The federal government reduced its election monitoring program in the wake of a 2013 US Supreme Court decision that weakened federal oversight of states with a history of racial discrimination. Light said Monday morning, there were 30,249 active voters registered in the county, which is up from 28,822 voters who were registered for the primaries this spring.
You should know what to do if you witness problems at the polling place.
The scattered problems mostly involved the sort of glitches that arise in every election, including discrepancies in the voter rolls, with no immediate indication of a snag big enough to meaningfully alter the overall vote count.
They have also asked the registrar of voters to keep the ballots separately from other votes.