Report: Almost Half Of Americans Experienced Long Lines At Polls In 2012


Almost half of American voters experienced long lines at the polls during the 2012 election, a survey by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration found, according to the Huffington Post.

Charles Stewart, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, presented the survey at the commission’s final public hearing Tuesday and said long lines are problematic. 

“Long lines keep cropping up where there are a lot of people, and for the larger jurisdictions this is clearly an issue,” Stewart said.

The commission collected data from more than 3,000 jurisdictions and found that larger jurisdictions tended to have longer lines. The commission also found that poll workers did not receive enough training prior to election day, according to the Huffington Post.

The commission will issue a final report in January with recommendations on how to improve voting in the country.