Election Day has seen long lines and a few glitches at the polls throughout the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

Few Problems Reported At Chicago Polling Stations, Some Suburban Precincts Staying Open Late

UPDATED: 3:33 p.m. March 15, 2016

CHICAGO (CBS) — Election Day has seen long lines and a few glitches at the polls throughout the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

In McHenry County, some voters were turned away because of problems with electronic poll books. Leslie Cook was one of them.

“I stayed for about an hour and there were probably 20 to 30 people turned away in that time and I get frustrated and I left,” Cook said.

The problem was fixed and she was eventually able to vote. Because of problems, voting hours have been extended until 8:30 p.m. in McHenry County.

Four polling places in suburban Cook County will remain open until 8 p.m.: Niles Township, Precincts 23 and 64, at Devonshire School, 9040 Kostner Avenue, Skokie; Wheeling Township, Precinct 16, Willow Heights Condominiums, 844 E Old Willow Rd., Prospect Heights; and Oak Park Township, Precinct 12, Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

In Chicago, some voters said names were missing from ballots, but Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen said that is not the case.

“Guarantee that we have on all of our ballots every qualified candidate,” Allen said.

Overall, many polling places report long lines, reflecting an overall steady turnout.

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Allen said the day has unfolded according to plan.

“We have incidental problems, we have problems that are consistent with just about all elections, we have a few polling places that opened late, we have split precincts where there are multiple jurisdictions where people said that they’ve received the wrong ballot,” Allen said.

According to Chicago Elections Board Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez, there have been about a dozen complaints about eligible 17-year-olds not able to vote.

Four election judges had to be removed, one for being drunk, one for being disruptive, one for being asleep and another for being a candidate on the ballot.

Election officials expect turnout to be around 40 percent, which would fall short of a record for a primary election.

All Chicago polling stations are expected to close on time at 7 p.m. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. is still allowed to vote.

If you’re 17, but you’ll turn 18 by the general election in November, you’re eligible to vote in the Illinois primary.

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