Rocky start to Super Tuesday in Travis County, officials say

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March 03, 2020 - 10:54 am
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AUSTIN ( -- Super Tuesday voting got off to a rocky start in Travis County, reportedly due to coronavirus fears.

Travis County officials say a number of election judges and poll workers were no-shows Tuesday morning.

"Super Tuesday got off to a rocky start due to multiple no-shows of many election judges and poll workers," officials said in a statement. "To the extent that the Elections Office was given a reason, it seems people were fearful of the Coronavirus. The office began implementing its emergency procedures as soon as it became apparent that the number of no-shows was a problem. The Elections staff and other personnel are filling in as emergency recruits."

Most of the problems were resolved by 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, officials said. All of the polling locations were up and running soon after 9:30 a.m.

Voters can check estimated wait times and find polling locations at Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight.

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