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Rush of last-minute voters, machine glitch push back results

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There were still voters waiting to cast their ballot in the Sioux Falls municipal election more than an hour after polls closed, City Clerk Lorie Hogstad told us.

But that wasn't the only thing holding up election results.

One of the vote-counting machines wasn't able to count the 17-inch ballots -- it's set up for 14-inch ballots.

Hogstad said all of the voting centers were at capacity. Around 5, the total number of voters was 16,500, but Hogstad didn't have a latest update for us.

Hogstad says the delay is likely because of the large number of voters who turned out for this election. She's hoping voter turnout will top numbers from 2012's event center vote. According to the city's website, 13,701 people voted in the 2012 election, about 14 percent of eligible voters.

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