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Early technical difficulties mean some unable to vote this morning

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Voters head to the polls deciding the future of the presidency, who will run state and local governments, and several ballot issues.

Voting is in full swing across the country but in Cherokee County, Kansas there have been a few hiccups in the process, where more than 20% of voters were not able to vote this morning.

At the Scammon city hall a handful of residents are taking advantage of their lunch break to get out to vote, but earlier this morning voters weren't so lucky.

At the start of the day voters were turned away because of technical difficulties with the ballot machine.  The machines are working properly now.

Cherokee County officials say they called in someone to fix the ballot jam and everything is working as expected.

Officials want to encourage those who were not able to vote this morning to come back and cast their vote.

"I think we will have a good turn out but I just hope that the people that were upset will come back," says Scammon supervising judge Linda Grant.

There were also technical difficulties in Weir, Kansas at the Civic building but county officials assure voters those problems have been fixed as well and encourage them to go back and vote.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

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