Update 4:03 p.m. ET – Due to some voters facing wait times as long as two hours, Rhode Island’s secretary of state Nellie Gorbea said more voting machines are being deployed, according to the Associated Press.
Gorbea told the AP that sites in Providence, Pawtucket, and Jamestown will receive extra voting machines, and also said that new machines deployed this year provide “extra security” and may take longer to properly process ballots.
Update 3:35 p.m. ET – Pennsylvania voters, specifically those in Westmoreland Country and Pittsburgh, are seeing voting machines switch their vote for a Republican candidate switched to a Democrat, according to CBS affiliate KDKA.
“I went back, pressed Trump again. Three times I did this, so then I called one of the women that were working the polls over. And she said you must be doing it wrong. She did it three times and it defaulted to Hillary every time,” Bobbie Lee Hawranko told the station.
In Westmoreland County, just east of Pittsburgh, the local GOP committee has advised voters not to use an option that allows them to select only Republican candidates. Update 1:55 p.m. ET – A seemingly endless line captured in the video below by Quartz, shows a very long wait at one polling station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, New York.
Update 1:27 p.m. ET – For various reasons, like machine malfunctions or high turnout, lines are piling up around lunch time hours and in the mid-morning around the country.
Update: 12:13 p.m. ET – Two election clerks in South Florida were reportedly fired and asked to leave the poll site due to some disagreement over “poll watchers,” local TV station NBC6 reported.
Update 11:48 a.m. ET – As polls across the country are now officially open, more reports are coming out of the West Coast and mountain region. In Utah’s Washington County, three-quarters of the voting machines reportedly broke down, according to Vice News. Paper ballots were issued but officials ran out.
Update 10:52 a.m. ET – A lack of proper equipment is also causing “chaos,” according to one voter at PS 154 in New York’s Harlem.