Humidity Causing Issues with Ballot Boxes in North Carolina

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is monitoring issues with ballot boxes in precincts across Wake County and other parts of the Triangle.

Precincts are reporting that the ballots cannot be fed through the tabulators.

Initial reports indicate the issues are caused by high humidity levels.

According to the State Board of Elections, when a ballot cannot be read by tabulators, they are stored securely in "emergency bins" and will be tabulated as soon as possible.

State Board of Elections officials say they want to assure voters that all votes will be counted.

The State Board office has advised county elections officials to work with their precinct officials to ensure voting areas are kept as cool and dry as possible by using air conditioning and keeping doors closed when possible.

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