Voting problems hit some areas, but feds see no signs of a hack

Updated 9:22 PM EST, Tue November 6, 2018
(CNN) —  

Voters across the country had trouble voting in scattered parts of the country, but the big fear of the day – an outright hack of voting systems – apparently hasn’t materialized, federal officials say.

“These are technical issues, equipment challenges. From (an) intel perspective, we are not seeing any malicious activities with any of these technical glitches across the country,” a Department of Homeland Security official told reporters Tuesday evening.

Here are some of the voter issues and irregularities that CNN has found this Election Day, from power outages to voting machine shortages to excessive humidity.

Voting extended in parts of several states

Because of various problems, polls stayed open later in a few precincts in several states. Here are some of them:

Alabama: Two polling locations in Montgomery County – Southlawn Elementary School and Wares Ferry Road Elementary School – were remain open an extra hour after getting a late start Tuesday, a state circuit judge ruled.

The polling places at Southlawn Elementary School and Wares Ferry Road Elementary School would remain open until 8 p.m. local, according to the court order.

The two locations were “unable to process votes” at their 7 a.m. local opening time “due to improper ballots being delivered,” according to a petition filed by a county probate judge.