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  • Election Commissioner: No irregularities reported in Delaware

  • With Delaware polls closing in an hour, Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove said things were going smoothly at Delaware's polls.

    She said no voter irregularities were reported in any of the state's three county's, and while turnout has been brisk, she did not expect it to eclipse 2008's record turnout, when 66 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots.
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  • With Delaware polls closing in an hour, Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove said things were going smoothly at Delaware's polls.
    She said no voter irregularities were reported in any of the state's three county's, and while turnout has been brisk, she did not expect it to eclipse 2008's record turnout, when 66 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots.
    "I think it will be more than 2010 but not as much as 2008," she said. "But that's a guess. Generally our biggest turnout is for the presidential election where there is no incumbent. But, you are right - it seems to have been a busy day."
    There were some lines at peak voting times throughout the state, but nothing like the scenes in states like Florida and Ohio today, where the wait often reached three or four hours.
    "All of our voting machines are deployed as set in the code based on the number of registered voters in that election district," Manlove said. "So, as the numbers grow, we add machines. Our election districts are relatively small geographically compared to larger states."

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