Audit finds numerous problems at DC voting places

WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit has found that the most recent election in the nation's capital was marred by understaffing at polling places, equipment problems, lack of access for the disabled, and, at one polling place, voters turned away because they didn't have identification.

The District of Columbia doesn't require ID to vote, but the audit released Monday says voters were asked for ID at the Reeves Center, a city government building. Identification is generally required to enter the building, and the audit suggests that the D.C. Board of Elections find a new polling place or make other arrangements.

The report also found that 23 of 89 precincts visited by auditors were understaffed, 37 were not fully accessible to people with disabilities and 57 had technical problems.

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