Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a voting precinct in Fruitland ran out of the type of paper ballots that voters fill out by coloring in ovals by hand, Payette County Chief Deputy Clerk Julie Anderson said.
The county also provided voting computers that work touch-screen inputs that log voters' choices on a ballot card, Anderson said. But the machines take longer to vote on than the paper system, she said.
The county had additional traditional paper ballots printed and delivered to the precinct within about 20 minutes after they ran out, Anderson said. That was enough to cause lines of voters to stretch out.
Since the new ballots arrived, however, lines have returned to normal.
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