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Election Day 'Steady' Despite Malfunction of One Voting Machine, Says Sparta Clerk

Polls remain open in Hopatcong and Sparta until 8 p.m.

Election Day 'Steady' Despite Malfunction of One Voting Machine, Says Sparta Clerk
Turnout has been "steady" so far for the general election now underway, according to Sparta Township Clerk Mary Coe.

"So far only District 13 has experienced a problem with the voting machine and [Sussex] County has sent a replacement," Coe told Patch. "The turnout so far has been steady."  

Those heading out to vote during the early afternoon should not find much of a wait if any. Coe said that the busiest times at the polls tend to be early in the morning and in the evening when people return home from work. 

No further snags are anticipated, but Coe said election staffers are on the job.

"If voters run into problems at the polls, the poll workers are there to help," she said. "If they can't help, then they would contact the County Board of Elections who would send someone out to resolve the problem."  

Residents can reach the board at 973-579-0950. 

Identification is not required to vote in the Sparta general election, however, one must be a registered voter. Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. Find out what you need to know for Election Day here.

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