2017 Letters to the editor stock

When I went to vote Tuesday morning at my polling place in the Hammond school referendum, I was told I could not vote. I was informed the "printer was offline."

I was there about 6:05 a.m. on my way to work. I was told a technician was coming to fix it but no time table.

I was on my way to work in Crown Point at the Government Complex, and had to leave. I also was told there are no paper ballots, and I was out of luck.

I went straight to the voter registration office when I got to work and was told there was nothing I could do.

You would think that all problems would be solved before they open the polls. I work 12-hour shifts, and this caused me to miss my opportunity to vote.

Mark Altomere, Hammond

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Editorial Page Editor/South Lake County Editor

Marc is a veteran investigative reporter and editor of more than 15 years, including 10 years at The Times, where he is the investigative editor. He is also the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project.