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Election workers scramble to print more ballots in Payette County

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BOISE, Idaho -

Election workers in southwestern Idaho's Payette County were scrambling after a precinct in Fruitland ran out of one type of paper ballots and other precincts began to run low.
    
Chief Deputy Clerk Julie Anderson said voters at all the precincts still had the option to use the Voter Express ballot system - a smaller paper ballot that slides into a computer terminal, allowing the voter to select his or her choices on a computer screen rather than filling in the ballot by hand.
    
But Anderson said many voters preferred the traditional paper ballots, prompting some angry phone calls to her office.
    
Election workers were able to bring additional paper ballots to the Fruitland precinct, and the county had two printing shops print more ballots for all the voting sites.
    
Anderson said numbers aren't available yet but so far turnout seems to be big. The county had 2000 people vote by absentee ballot this year, compared to just 800 in the last presidential election.

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