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States reportedly run out of ballots

An elections judge's handbook on a table.
An elections judge's handbook on a table. (TANNEN MAURY/European Pressphoto Agency)

With several states turning out to vote in full force Tuesday, the Internet was abuzz with reports that some areas were running out of ballots before polls closed.

With some calling it a conspiracy, people on Twitter wondered how it could be possible to run out of ballots on an election night.

However, this isn’t the first time that this has happened in the race — or even this month.

On Michigan’s primary election night on March 8, news outlets reported that some precincts ran out of ballots.

The 2016 race for the White House has motivated thousands of voters to cast their ballots. According a report by the Pew Research Center, this year’s elections have rivaled the 2008 primaries in turnout.

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View tweets about the ballots running out below:


Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @aimee_ortiz.