Boulder voters endure lengthy waits

Boulder voters endure lengthy waits

 
Boulder voters at the University of Colorado-Boulder voting center stood in line for nearly 2 1/2 hours all day.

“There are still several hundred people in line right now (at 6:30 p.m.),” said Steve Fenberg, director of New Era Colorado, a youth voter-registration organization. “We’re trying to keep everybody in line, and so far they’re staying.”

Lines were long at all voter centers throughout Boulder but were particularly long at CU, he said.

Fenberg blamed computer stalls in the Statewide Colorado Registration and Election system, which shut down at about 2 p.m. to reboot.

[Top photo: Dedicated voters waited hours to turn in ballots Tuesday at the University of Colorado – Boulder.]

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Jane Hoback

is a veteran journalist based in Denver. She worked at Sentinel Newspapers and spent more than 17 years at the Rocky Mountain News covering politics, government and business, among myriad other topics.

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