WESTFIELD, NJ — Two machines are operating at the First Ward polling place at the Westfield Memorial Library until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Poll worker Carol McCormack had been at the voting station since 5 a.m. preparing for the 6 a.m. opening. Nearly 11 hours later, she was still working. The machines appeared to be operating as intended, McCormack said.
“We had a little glitch beforehand, but we got it open by 6 o’clock,” said McCormack, a native of Westfield. “It was no problem. We just made a phone call. They helped us right away, and it worked.”
It is the second year that Westfield has used digital voting machines that produce a paper trial, which is printed out for voters.
In Westfield, 23,845 people had registered to vote as of Oct. 18. Of those people, 9,491 are not affiliated with a party, according to the Union County Clerk's Office.
As of 4:45 p.m. several people could be seen waiting in lines to vote at the two machines at the First Ward polling station. The line, however, moved steadily.
“It’s going pretty well,” McCormack said. “The people that get nervous, you just like to baby”
Check back for Election Results from TAPinto Westfield tonight.