Voters encounter mice, fleas and flies at their polling place at Patapsco Elementary/Middle School before it was moved to Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School. (Ulyzzes Muñoz, Baltimore Sun video)
“Our whole election process needs to be reviewed,” Pugh told reporters at her regular news conference. “This is to me one of our just great rights and that is to go and vote, to vote who we want into office and we should not have facilities where we're dealing with rats and mice.”
Elections director Armstead B. C. Jones Sr. said on Tuesday that he began hearing reports of mice and fleas at Patapsco Elementary/Middle School in Cherry Hill in the early afternoon. He considered sending an exterminator but then decided to move the polling place instead.
If the last-minute revelation that as many as 80,000 will have to vote provisionally in Tuesday’s primary election weren’t enough, the polls opened today with scattered reports of issues at several precincts.
The problems began before Election Day, when the Motor Vehicle Administration announced that some 80,000 voters’ information had not been properly updated, meaning they would have to cast provisional ballots.