A voting machine malfunctioned soon after the polls opened Tuesday morning at Davis Elementary School.
“There was just a glitch,” said Kevin Kennedy, the judge of elections at the polling location. “Someone pressed the wrong button and the machine locked up.”
The problem occurred with a machine recording votes for the North 3 district. That region is comprised of voters residing in the northwest portion of Upper Southampton, bordering of both Northampton and Warminster Townships.
Kennedy said a representative from the Bucks County Board of Elections was called in to resolve the problem, and the machine was back in service within an hour.
One of the smaller districts in Upper Southampton, there are approximately 900 voters on the roll in the North 3 voting district.
Judging by the numbers, voting did not seem to be affected by the incident, as the district was still on par with surrounding districts as far as the number of ballots submitted by the early afternoon.