In Pictures: Overcrowding at the Polls as Scanners Break Down Across Tri-State

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@jerome_sheila
Crowding and lines at 72 Veronica Place in Brooklyn.
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Crowding and lines at 72 Veronica Place in Brooklyn.
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@pseudobenno
Crowds at P.S. 11 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
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Trevor Boyer
McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where one voter called the scene an "absolute zoo."
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PS 270 on Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn. "Most scanners were broken, @katieraffa said on Twitter. "Note the people outside are in line to SCAN ballots."
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@katieraffa
PS 270 on Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn. "People had to forgo their right to vote in privacy because of the chaos," the photographer said.
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@katieraffa
PS 270 on Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn.
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@chantelcreates
Lines wrapped around at the polls in the Bronx at PS 103 where only one machine was working.
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"The lines are worse than Trader Joe's," one voter said at PS 29 in Cobble Hill.
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JJ Noonan
"Almost 2 hours to vote this morning in Fort Greene due to broken scanners, many ppl leaving w/o voting," JJ Noonan tweeted.
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Eugene Resnick
Eugene Resnick said there were over 100 people waiting on line in north Greenpoint due to broken scanners.
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Hamilton Nolan
Hundreds of people were reportedly waiting in line at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn waiting to scan their ballots because of broken scanners.
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Eugene Resnick
People spend hours waiting in line in north Greenpoint.
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Dustin Tyler Joyce
Father Dustin Tyler Joyce said he waited in line for more than an hour and a half with his three children to vote at PS 117 in Briarwood, Queens.
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@obsessivesweets
"Every one of these people is waiting to use the one unbroken scanner in East Williamsburg poll on N Henry," Twitter user @obsessivesweets said.
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@obsessivesweets
A polling booth in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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@obsessivesweets
Large lines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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@Tea_Pow
Only one polling machine at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx was reported to be working.
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Erica Grow
Long lines at 97th Street and Amsterdam in New York.
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@sanyorker
Long voting lines at MS 114 at E 91st were reported to be down the block, down the staircases, down the halls and snaking all over the auditorium.
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Brad Lander
NYC council member Brad Lander posted this image from the Kingsboro Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church. "[The feeling when] it’s 12:30 and pouring rain, your poll-site is a mosh-pit, there’s a line of umbrellas down the block waiting to vote ... and they’ve set up an “End of Line” sign like it’s an amusement park," he said on Twitter.
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Brad Lander
Lines outside the Kingsboro Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn.
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Crowds inside the Kingsboro Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn.
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@mattwcody
Long line in Hells Kitchen, Manhattan.
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Gail Drakes
Only one scanner was reportedly working at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn.
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Gail Drakes
Scanners not working at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn.
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Gail Drakes
Large crowds at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn.
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Only one scanner was reportedly working at the Brooklyn Public Library polling station.
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Frank Washkuch
"Yowza. Lines of half a city block at Seventh Day Adventist in Park Slope," PRWeek news director Frank Washkuch tweeted.
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@thejlm / J McVay
A line down the block to vote at PS 33 in Chelsea, New York.
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Megan MacInnes
A line down the street to vote on the Upper East Side at PS 158, where 4 of 8 scanners were not working.
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Megan MacInnes
Megan MacInnes described a wrap-around line at PS 158.
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Megan MacInnes
"Four of eight ballot scanners appear to broken at my polling place on the UES. Not helped by the very confusing ballot that we had to tear and scan separately," MacInnes said.
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@murphquake
Twitter user @murphquake said no scanners were working at PS174Q in Rego Park, Queens, when he went to vote. "No one can #vote, [poll workers are] refusing to allow people to leave and come back to vote again and are refusing to issue ballots to people arriving now," he tweeted.
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Samantha Lee Robles
At PS 9 in Brooklyn three out of 4 voting machines were broken, with long lines reported throughout the day and into the evening.
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