BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A woman attempting to vote in West Boca Raton this morning was initially prohibited from entering the polling place because she was wearing a t-shirt with the letters MIT.
BocaNewsNow.com has heard from multiple sources that an election supervisor at the polling place ultimately realized that MIT stands for “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” — a school where students tend to know how to spell — and was not a campaign shirt for the Republican candidate, who spells his name MITT.
Campaigning is not permitted within several yards of a polling place.
The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.
Several calls to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher for confirmation or comment have gone unanswered as of Tuesday afternoon.
Throughout the area, lines are averaging an hour at mid-day in part due to the six page ballot in use in much of unincorporated South Palm Beach County and Boca Raton. Based on observations, it appears that election officials are not making it clear to voters that arrows must be connected on the ballot to constitute a vote, and that there are questions or candidates on each of the six pages. Additionally, there is just one “scantronic” machine in use at most locations, slowing down the process. Each page of the ballot must be fed into the machine.
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