Early voting seems to have done what it was designed to do — take the pressure off the polls on voting day. Polling locations throughout Northeast Ohio were reporting steady voting today and waits of up to an hour when the polls opened at 6:30 a.m. But most voters say they ran into only small snafus, and expected even longer waits.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says calm and steady has been the rule across the state. Among the exceptions: One polling place in northwest Canton didn’t have electronic voting machines in place when the polls opened. Voters had the option of waiting or taking out paper ballots, but it took a while for pollworkers to realize the paper ballots were two pages long. By 7 a.m., the problems were straigtened out.