CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A polling place in Chippewa County experienced a ballot shortage today as there was a dramatic increase in voters lined up at the polls.
Poll workers in the town of Lafayette said they ordered 500 ballots.
When our WEAU 13 News crew stopped by at 6 pm Tuesday, they were already up to 900 voters. To put it in perspective, that's nearly triple what it was in the 2014 primary with a total of 316 total voters, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
“Everyone is having a very high volume of voters today so there was no spares to get from anyone else,” said Laura Konwinski, town clerk.
Because there was a shortage in paper ballots, voters had to wait to use one electronic voting machine.