Minor Problems, Record Turnout Reported at Polls

State election officials and watchdog groups yesterday reported scattered but minor problems at polls nationwide and said they expected turnout, which caused long waits in several jurisdictions, to break records.
"The extremely high voter turnout [in] this election reverses 30 years of declining voter participation. This is wonderful news for our democracy, and we applaud voters for braving long lines to make sure their voice is heard," said Miles Rapoport, president of Demos.