MAY 8, 2006 -- POSTED AT 9:45 P.M. CDT
JONESBORO, AR -- "We had some people we had to turn away, because we didn't have a ballot for them to vote on," says Nancy Nelms, the Craighead County Clerk.
It's the start of voting for the May primaries and there is already a problem. The problem is a ballot shortage and according to the Craighead County Election Commission it's a problem that's got to be solved.
"We're going to have paper ballots printed here locally that will not be scanned, but we can hand count those on election night and hopefully we'll receive the remainder of our ballots very soon," says Smith.
What about the company, E.S. & S. that hasn't followed through on their end of the deal? "I suspect the Attorney General will probably get involved, but at this point we just want to conduct an election," says Smith.
According to the Craighead County Election Commission, they should know something by Tuesday morning, as far as how many more ballots they should receive and of course, we'll have the outcome as it is announced.