Voters experience problems at polls in Wilson, Davidson County

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Voters at all precincts throughout Wilson County had to wait nearly half an hour to cast their vote Tuesday morning due to a glitch.

According to the Wilson County election administrator, Phillip Warren, there was a glitch involving a bar code. The bar codes, according to officials, were not being read properly by the machines.

“The card said ‘would not read’ properly and an error sign came up,” explained voter Claire Pointer.

Warren said voting was halted for about 25 minutes due to the issue.

Election workers successfully troubleshooted the issue and it has since been resolved.

One person waiting told News 2 they could not vote because of the glitch, but were also not allowed to leave because they were already checked in.

At Lakeview Elementary School, voters said they waited in line for nearly an hour. By 8 a.m., voters said the line was moving.

Poll workers told News 2 they will manually enter a ballot style, which is used for letting voters cast their ballots in county or city elections. Poll workers do not think it will cause much slow-down.

News 2 also received a report of a problem this morning in Nashville after the voting room at the Bellevue Church of Christ lost power.

The power was back up a short time later and voters reported no problems after that.