BK voters facing problems with new polling system

Brooklyn residents say they are experiencing polling problems across the borough today, from long lines to broken scanning machines.The new voting system requires voters to

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents say they are experiencing polling problems across the borough today, from long lines to broken scanning machines.

The new voting system requires voters to manually fill in bubbles indicating the candidate of their choice. The system, used for the first time in this year's primaries, does away with the old lever-style machines.

Some residents, such as Ray Mojica, said they were pleased with the new method. "Very easy to use and efficient," he said. Others said they were frustrated by the long lines it produced.

Poll workers at several locations were forced to reboot their machines. At P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, two of the five machines went down.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking voters to call 311 if they experience any problems.

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