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Largest county in South Texas will not close polls till 8pm CT

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 20:03:33-05

EDINBURG, Texas – — The Hidalgo County Elections Department announced that all 74 Election Day polling locations will close at 8 p.m. today.

Ten polling locations experienced laptop check-in issues and though the poll location was fully open, the laptop issue prevented the check-in of voters in a timely manner.

“Making sure our voters have the opportunity to cast their ballot is our utmost priority,” said Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón. “Extending the closure of the polls to 8 p.m. will provide that opportunity to the voters of Hidalgo County.”

At this time all 74 polling location laptops are fully operational. The Elections Department is working with the vendor to pinpoint the cause of the issue.