Report: Poll problems at PSU

November 4, 2008 11:13:36 AM PST
A voting rights advocate says hundreds of Penn State students are being forced to vote by provisional ballot. James Browning of Common Cause said Tuesday that election workers are not checking supplemental registration books for the names of Penn State students who registered just before the deadline.

Someone who votes by provisional ballot could be required to appear at the courthouse at a later date to vouch for their identity if they want their vote to count.

Centre County's election director, Joyce McKinley, said she'll check on the matter, but didn't have any information about provisional ballots in Penn State precincts.

McKinley said she knows some provisional ballots have been cast in Centre County, but she doesn't think it's a great number.