Some long lines reported at polling places

MILWAUKEE -
As soon as polling places opened at 7 a.m. this morning,  the headaches started. There has been a rash of reports of problems.
 
Voters had to wait in a long line at the polling location at the Maryland Avenue School on the Milwaukee's east side. To make matters worse, one of the machines wasn't able to accept ballots and voters had to leave their ballot in the hands of volunteers. 
"As soon as we get a call, we deploy a technical team, said Neil Albrecht with the Milwaukee Election Commission. "We send them out. It takes about 10 minutes to get in. We want to fix the problem so we don't disrupt voting."
 
Albrecht said another problem this morning, voters confused about the photo ID requirement. 
 
If a voter doesn't have an acceptable form of ID, they can still cast a provisional vote. However, they must get an ID by Friday and bring it to the Election Commission by 4 p.m.
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