Los Angeles – Long lines, a rainstorm and registration mix-ups weren’t the only causes for delays at polls here today. Add power outages to that list. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported that service was disrupted in some South Los Angeles polling locations, thus delaying voters.
Ollie Nealy, 67, who lives in the Crenshaw District, noticed the problem as soon as she woke up at 7:50 a.m. “I thought I wouldn’t be able to vote,” said Nealy.
Crews and generators were sent to the predominantly Black neighborhood to get things moving again. But some voting sites resorted to other backup plans. “There was still no electricity [by the time I walked to my voting site], but we were able to vote manually with a paper ballot,” Nealy said. “Everything went smoothly, and I kept my ballot stub just to make sure.”
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