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The calls to vote and story after story about low voter turnout aren't new, but when compared with voter turnout numbers in other places around the world, the percentage of potential voters who actually cast a ballot in the USA may surprise you.

Some of the biggest backups were in Georgia, where the governor's race was among the nation's most-watched midterm contests and was generating heavy turnout.

He said he believes, when all the votes are counted, it will be that high - or a little higher.

"For a mid-term election, it probably is a record for us", said Toni Chieffalo, coordinator of elections in Ohio County. "People are getting hungry".

Still, officials insisted that two years of preparations are paying off as intrusion sensors had found no evidence of hacked systems.

Remember, there is no straight ticket voting option available on the ballot for this election.

"The lines have been out the door all day", Jefferson said. There was also no indication that any systems have been compromised that would prevent voting, change vote counts or disrupt the ability to tally votes, USA officials said.

Tyler County reported 777 residents early voted there by 4 p.m. Saturday.

NY voters are seeing a two-page ballot for the first time this year.

She attributed the rise to the political parties pushing absentee voting more now than in previous elections.

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Ringel said Adams and his staff were being flooded with phone calls, emails and text messages reporting breakdowns in more than a dozen neighbourhoods.

Voters across New York City say they are waiting hours on long lines and dealing with broken technology as they try to cast their votes on Election Day.

"People are grumpy and frustrated but positive in a weird way, making jokes and talking to one another". "We haven't had time to even break today".

"It's further evidence, if any was needed, that it's long past time to modernize our voting infrastructure", Norden said.

Computer problems snarled voting for hours in IN, where a judge ordered 12 polling places in one northwestern county to stay open late after voting didn't start on time.

Elsewhere, polling place confusion caused problems for voters and poll workers.

In Phoenix, a polling site was foreclosed on overnight.

SC doesn't have traditional early voting, but election offices are open in counties to allow in-person voting using absentee ballots. As you know, there has been a lot of interest in this election and voter turnout was extremely high. "The dryer, the crisper the ballot is, the less issues you're going to have with the machine".

The NAACP of Georgia also won a lawsuit to keep two precincts near Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, both historically black institutions, open until 10 p.m.

Border Patrol agent Fidel Baca confirmed Tuesday that the exercise, in a Latino neighbourhood, was cancelled but declined to say why.