Enfield polling place runs out of ballots on Election Day
ENFIELD, N.Y. (WENY) -- A polling site in the town of Enfield ran out of ballots on Election Day, leaving some residents unable to cast their vote.
According to the Ithaca Journal, the polling place at the Living Water Christian Fellowship Church ran out of ballots more than two hours before the polls closed at 9 p.m.
The Tompkins Board of Elections (BOE) reportedly ordered 750 ballots for the town, but delivered only 600 before Election Day. Ballot orders are based on registration numbers and the history of voting in similar elections. When it was notified the ballots were running low, the Board sent the remaining 150 ballots.
But for some, it was too late.
"We hear some voters came back and voted," Republican Commissioner for the Tompkins Board of Elections Elizabeth Cree said.
But that was not an option for everyone, as some residents took time off work to vote, and were unable to cast a ballot when they arrived.
According to the BOE website, a total of 748 ballots were cast by the end of the night, out of 2,197 registered voters in the town.