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Update: Only 6 Richland Co. Precincts Had Required Machines

The other 128 had fewer machines than required, according to a report from USC researchers.

Richland County voters knew there weren't enough machines on Election Day when they were left waiting for hours to find a chance to cast a ballot.

Now, according to a preliminary report from USC researchers working for the League of Women Voters, we see exactly how bad the problem was. See a summary of the report HERE.

According to Page 29 of the SC Election Commission's Poll Managers Handbook, there should be one machine for every 250 registered voters in a precinct. 

But only six of the county's 124 precincts had the required number of machines. And many of machines were not working for at least part of the day.

Precinct Registered Voters Machines Req. 2012 Machines 2012 Votes 2010 Machines 2010 Votes Arcadia 1,545 6.2 4 853 6 774 Ardincaple 365 1.5 3 247 2 195 Ballentine 2,831 11.3 8 1806 9 1436 Beatty Road 1,041 4.2 4 509 4 293 Bluff 2,145 8.6 6 1154 8 1026 Blythewood #1 1,054 4.2 3 678 4 545 Blythewood #2 1,673 6.7 6 1060 5 819 Blythewood #3 1,436 5.7 4 873 5 639 Brandon 3,497 14 10 1577 10 1235 Briarwood 2,596 10.4 8 1306 8 1083 Caughman Road 1,823 7.3 6 937 5 852 College Place 1,706 6.8 5 891 5 713 Cooper 1,182 4.7 3 697 5 673 Dennyside 802 3.2 3 479 3 390 Dentsville 2,364 9.5 6 1080 8 1079 Dutch Fork #1 2,224 8.9 7 1395 8 1111 Dutch Fork #2 2,963 11.9 7 1446 10 1466 E Forest Acres 1,176 4.7 3 680 5 622 Eastover 2,504 10 6 1421 10 1172 Edgewood 1,952 7.8 4 967 6 761 Estates 4,338 17.4 10 2229 13 1928 Fairlawn 2,742 11 7 1402 10 1284 Fairwold 971 3.9 3 484 4 462 Friarsgate #1 1,903 7.6 3 944 7 927 Friarsgate #2 1,644 6.6 4 918 6 753 Gadsden 1,935 7.7 4 1113 7 1049 Garners 914 3.7 3 518 3 447 Greenview 1,812 7.2 7 978 7 970 Gregg Park 1,795 7.2 4 900 7 739 Hampton 1,768 7.1 4 858 7 710 Harbison #1 2,354 9.4 6 1126 8 876 Harbison #2 1,241 5 3 638 5 584 Hopkins 2,694 10.8 5 1224 9 1332 Horrell Hill 2,202 8.8 6 1215 8 1007 Hunting Creek 474 1.9 3 298 2 283 Keels 3,233 12.9 6 1213 10 1144 Keenan 1,784 7.1 4 842 7 848 Kelly Mill 1,004 4 3 618 3 416 Killian 1,322 5.3 3 752 4 604 Kingswood 2,782 11.1 6 1424 9 1221 Lake Carolina 2,400 9.6 5 1288 8 1059 Lincolnshire 2,205 8.8 5 1195 8 997 Longcreek 3,386 13.5 10 1864 10 1683 Lykesland 2,354 9.4 6 1274 8 1189 McEntire 871 3.5 3 485 3 403 Meadowfield 1,741 7 7 940 7 957 Meadowlake 2,276 9.1 6 1147 8 1098 Midway 2,916 11.7 7 1283 9 1113 Mill Creek 1,755 7 6 978 6 739 Monticello 2,278 9.1 7 1142 7 995 N Forest Acres 1,356 5.4 5 737 5 646 North Springs #1 3,192 12.8 8 1554 10 1523 North Springs #2 2,780 11.1 8 1377 10 1340 Oak Pointe 2,951 11.8 7 1612 10 1447 Oakwood 992 4 3 591 4 506 Old Friarsgate 1,260 5 3 661 5 654 Olympia 2,285 9.1 6 997 6 654 Parkridge 951 3.8 3 467 4 291 Parkway #1 5,416 21.7 12 2408 16 2395 Parkway #2 2,827 11.3 7 1351 10 1222 Pennington 2,589 10.4 6 1250 7 1254 Pine Grove 1,671 6.7 3 814 6 737 Pine Lakes 2,587 10.3 8 1228 9 1124 Pinewood 1,620 6.5 4 855 5 708 Polo Road 4,588 18.4 10 2254 15 1817 Pontiac 2,825 11.3 8 1304 8 1186 Rice Creek 4,153 16.6 7 1928 14 1828 Ridge View 4,546 18.2 10 1932 14 1843 Ridgewood 711 2.8 3 403 3 331 River Springs 3,512 14 10 1951 12 1770 Riverside 1,219 4.9 4 562 5 405 Riverwalk 2,797 11.2 7 1358 10 1373 Round Top 655 2.6 3 392 3 320 S Forest Acres 1,523 6.1 4 836 5 770 Sandlapper 2,951 11.8 12 1578 8 1166 Satchelford 1,317 5.3 4 816 5 724 Skyland 1,149 4.6 2 554 4 367 South Beltline 1,619 6.5 3 720 6 554 Spring Hill 1,206 4.8 4 813 4 669 Spring Valley 2,462 9.8 6 1229 8 1154 Spring Valley West 2,629 10.5 5 1083 9 1177 Springville 3,352 13.4 10 2186 12 1791 St Andrews 1,268 5.1 3 639 5 489 Trenholm Road 892 3.6 3 586 4 521 Valhalla 2,332 9.3 6 1249 8 1089 Valley State Park 2,138 8.6 6 1155 7 861 Walden 1,047 4.2 3 455 4 335 Ward 1 1,874 7.5 4 659 6 546 Ward 10 1,442 5.8 3 781 5 731 Ward 11 1,394 5.6 3 690 5 530 Ward 12 1,521 6.1 4 808 6 715 Ward 13 1,950 7.8 4 1068 7 937 Ward 14 1,509 6 5 873 6 855 Ward 15 983 3.9 3 595 3 587 Ward 16 1,257 5 3 763 5 769 Ward 17 1,484 5.9 3 894 6 830 Ward 18 1,399 5.6 3 663 5 500 Ward 19 1,416 5.7 3 674 5 492 Ward 2 844 3.4 4 342 3 227 Ward 20 1,742 7 6 864 5 740 Ward 21 1,712 6.8 5 826 6 694 Ward 22 1,639 6.6 4 832 6 638 Ward 23 1,013 4.1 3 569 4 478 Ward 24 872 3.5 3 583 4 539 Ward 25 1,494 6 5 875 5 905 Ward 26 1,515 6.1 4 607 5 360 Ward 29 1,522 6.1 3 719 5 588 Ward 3 1,445 5.8 4 841 4 612 Ward 30 866 3.5 3 386 2 287 Ward 31 1,115 4.5 4 545 3 392 Ward 32 941 3.8 3 442 3 410 Ward 33 1,100 4.4 3 516 4 424 Ward 34 1,175 4.7 4 577 4 555 Ward 4 1,393 5.6 4 704 5 652 Ward 5 1,274 5.1 3 582 4 325 Ward 6 1,277 5.1 4 718 6 655 Ward 7 1,223 4.9 4 611 6 472 Ward 8 3,459 13.8 5 1143 10 432 Ward 9 1,504 6 5 660 5 440 Westminster 1,897 7.6 4 835 6 647 Whitewell 1,813 7.3 4 835 6 547 Wildewood 2,738 11 5 1237 9 1297 Woodfield 2,672 10.7 9 1370 9 1063 Woodlands 2,098 8.4 6 1288 8 1289 124 Precincts 237,913
Hardy King November 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
sorry, hon, but I think it was the county election commission that screwed up not placing correct number of machines at polling places
Hardy King November 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM
This is not the Governor's job at all, it is Richland County Election Commission job to place correct number of machines and to handle the election, who work for the county, who by the way is ran by a majority of Democrats, and the Chairman which is appointed by the R.C. Legilative Delegation, which by the way the majority is also Democrats, So I think the "F" goes to the other party folks.
Rhonda Watson November 23, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Who's been fired?
judy malone November 24, 2012 at 02:27 AM
What did those poor voters in Wildewood do, to warrant such neglect?
judy malone November 24, 2012 at 02:29 AM
And in the table above, Blythewood 3 had 4, yet you saw 6? No wonder we don't know what the heck happened!

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