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Crist Wants Extended Vote Time for Broward County

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AP

Former Gov. Charlie Crist's campaign has filed an emergency motion to extend voting by two hours in Broward County due to voter confusion and malfunctions.

According to the motion, one polling station was offline for more than an hour as people tried to cast ballots before work.

Malfunctions with some voters' addresses also caused them to be bounced between various precincts and, according to the motion, ultimately the system did not register them and they were unable to cast regular ballots.

Recent changes to voting districts caused much of the confusion. According to the motion, the conflicting information ended up discouraging many voters from casting their ballot.

A telephone call and email to the Broward election officials was not immediately returned Tuesday night.

The complete motion can be read here.