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Early hiccups at some precincts amid heavy turnout

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thousands of people across WAVE Country turned out to cast their votes on Tuesday. Jefferson County was expecting voter turnout to be 80 percent.

There were problems early this morning at Roosevelt Perry Elementary School where the voting machine stopped working after the 19th ballot was cast.

"The machine stopped working five minutes after we got into the gymnasium here at Perry Elementary," said voter Willie Bridges, "so I told them they needed to check or call someone to try to check on the machine, and they seemed to have a problem."

The Jefferson County Clerk's Office said they had workers at the precinct who would hand feed the ballots once the machine was fixed repaired.

A worker cleaned the machine and it went back in use 20 minutes later.

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