NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – A technical glitch at a polling place in North Highlands has some voters feeling uneasy about whether their vote will be counted.
According to the assistant registrar of voters in Sacramento County, one of the scanners at Highlands High School malfunctioned this morning, causing ballots to be placed into a special box instead of being placed directly through the scanner.READ MORE: Helicopter Carrying Multiple People Crashes Near Colusa, FAA Says
County officials say every scanner goes through rigorous accuracy testing before an election. But they have a backup plan if there is a malfunction.45 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 244,888 Acres
“The backup process is to hold all those voter ballots into a secure auxiliary bin. Then at the end of the night, in a public process, we will take those ballots and feed them through the working scanner,” said Alice Jarboe, Assistant Registrar of Voters in Sacramento County.
Jarboe says there are more than 20 tech crews circulating around Sacramento County today to handle glitches. She says voting at all 548 polls around the county has been smooth so far.MORE NEWS: Hefty Fees Part Of New Parking Experiment At Lake Tahoe Beach
There’s no estimated time for when the scanner at Highlands High will be back up and running.