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Some Sioux Falls voting centers run out of ballots

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Some Sioux Falls voters had no choice but to wait to vote Tuesday after some voting centers ran out of ballots.

Voter John Snobeck lives on the northwest side of town but works right around the corner from the voting center, Primrose Retirement Communities.

He was all ready to vote until the location ran out of northwest district ballots.

"I'm just a little disappointed that they didn't have the ballot for me here," Snobeck said.

Volunteers did offer to give him just the city only ballot but Snobeck also wanted to vote for school board members.

"I didn't except that because I don't think it's the legal thing to do. I'm in the northwest district. I should get a northwest form," Snobeck said.

Sioux Falls made the switch to e-poll books this year which lets you vote at any one of the 12 locations set up around the city. That's why John headed to Primrose Retirement Communities because of the convenience.

"I think it's a wonderful idea but they got to make sure they work out some kinks because you shouldn't take time out of your day to vote and not have a ballot for you," Snobeck said.

More ballots were brought in about a half hour later. City officials are getting updates from all locations every hour. But for Snobeck, he couldn't wait around.

"I got to go back to work so I won't be able to vote for this election today," Snobeck said.

Reporter: Will you come after work?

"That I may do," Snobeck said.

We talked to the city clerk and she says this is a new challenge because it's hard to predict where people will go and vote.

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