Voting Mostly Glitch Free In Idaho Primary, Turnout Just 25 Percent

May 21, 2014

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Election officials say voting went smoothly during Idaho's primary except for a ballot machine that stopped working in central Idaho and a ballot shortage in Kuna in southwest Idaho.

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says about 2,300 Blaine County ballots cast Tuesday had to be taken south and counted in Twin Falls County.

He says poll workers in Kuna overcame the ballot shortage by photocopying ballots for waiting voters.

He also says some confusion occurred in a few places involving registered voters with no party preference but who could opt on election day to affiliate with Republicans and vote in that party's closed primary.

Ysursa says turnout was a disappointing 25 percent.