With voters casting ballots in 9,000 jurisdictions and more than 185,000 precincts, the decentralized nature of the US voting system was seen as a major protector against a hacker having any sizeable effect on the vote.
If there is one state to watch that may deny the Democrats an outright Senate majority, it is North Carolina, where the GOP-controlled legislature and governor adopted some of nation's most draconian reversals in voting rights immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the federal enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Worse, voter protection advocates say confusion over the law could disenfranchise thousands. She said she waited an hour for it to be fixed. "That was a nice busy start", she said. Furthermore, I do not believe you should make an uninformed, monumental decision without knowing all the facts in a decision that theoretically happens only every four years.
Durham County in North Carolina agreed to extend the poll closing time to 8:30pm after computer problems, the state chapter of the NAACP said.
- Did people care about Clinton's problems with her private email setup?
But while voter ID laws have been pushed primarily by Republican lawmakers, Mary harbored no love for the GOP nominee. Almost half of voters had an unfavorable opinion of the Texas senator, who refused to support Trump for months after a bitter primary battle. Will the voters split a ticket to give Democrats some wins farther down?
In an interview on Fox News, Trump would not say whether he would accept the outcome.
What if you need help at the polls? "A lot of people don't know that".
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Miller called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release the newly discovered emails belonging to aide Huma Adebin. Not only will you see results for both Clinton and Trump, you'll also see votes for other parties.
I've heard people will be watching the polls. "I don't have an ID, I don't have a vehicle, and I live outside of Madison". While she supported Clinton, "Hillary was not my first choice, but voting for Trump would be like voting for myself, because I don't completely understand how government works, either".
Forty-eight states accepted "cyberhygiene" help from the Homeland Security Department to patch their networks and make them more hard for hackers to penetrate, and the remaining two states had contracted such services, officials said.
You will be provided a provisional ballot and your vote will be counted if elections officials determine you are eligible to vote.
While those are the two dominant forms of in-person voting, they aren't the only ones in use.
Anita Johnson, state coordinator for VoterRides in Wisconsin.
According to The Associated Press, the Justice Department will send more than 500 staffers to 28 states on Election Day to monitor the polls. In 1980, when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter, the two most common voting systems nationwide were punch-card devices and "lever machines" - self-contained voting booths in which voters flipped levers to indicate their preferences, with the totals automatically recorded on a built-in mechanical register when the voter opened the privacy curtain to exit the booth.
"This is disenfranchisement-it definitely is", she said. The Election Project's McDonald replied, "Unless whatever is keeping NC Afr-Am from voting early carries through to Election Day".
There is special attention being paid to Florida and OH, where in 2012 some stations in Miami were so clogged that voters were still casting ballots at 1 am, while President Obama was giving his victory speech, the Washington Post reports.