Only one problem was reported with voting machines in Westmoreland County. That was in a voting precinct in Irwin.
The Tribune-Review reports that a voting machine at First Presbyterian Church was reportedly switching parties due to a calibration problem. The technical problem did not affect anyone’s ability to vote, that according to county election officials, and voters were able to use other machines.
As far as voter turnout was concerned, it was a large increase from the last mid-term turnout four years ago. Four years ago, turnout for Westmoreland County was around 40 percent. According to the unofficial election results from Westmoreland County, 141,623 votes were cast on election day, with another 5,335 absentee ballots cast. That represents 59.41 percent of registered county voters taking part in yesterday’s mid-term election.