Tech issues force Durham County, NC to use manual check-in

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The State Board of Elections has advised Durham County officials to use paper poll books throughout the day after at least five precincts had technical issues with computer check-ins.

Elections board spokesman Patrick Gannon said in an email Tuesday that the board made the decision “out of an abundance of caution.” Gannon said voting wasn’t interrupted.

The change affects check-in only. The county already uses paper ballots.

Durham County officials had warned on Twitter that wait times may increase because the electronic check-in is faster than the manual one.

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