Two Denton County polling sites experience voting delays, resulting in lag in posting results

Two Denton County voting locations extended their voting to 9 p.m. March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Two Denton County voting locations extended their voting to 9 p.m. March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Two Denton County voting locations extended their voting to 9 p.m. March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Two Denton County Republican primary polling sites extended their hours for voting on March 1 because of equipment delays, resulting in delays to results being reported.

The sites—First Baptist Church The Colony, for precincts 2084, 2085, 2086, and Castle Hills North Community Center, for precincts 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096—were open until 9 p.m. March 1, according to a March 1 county news release.


The county could not release any Republic voting results, including early voting, until the last voter casts a ballot at the two polling locations, according to the news release.

Electronic poll book data needed to be reset, which caused the delay. During the down time of the electronic poll books, election judges continued to allow people to vote through additional verification by election administration headquarters, according to the release.

“Denton County uses paper ballots, which creates a system to track all votes and maintain the integrity of the election,” Denton County Elections Administrator Frank Phillips said in the release. “This did not impact the other 129 election polling locations.”
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.