Polling places running out of ballots in St. Clair and Madison County Illinois

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) - Voters in St. Clair and Madison County are complaining about polling places running out of ballots.

The St. Clair County Clerk says this is happening for several reasons. Precincts aren't calling the County Clerk's Office to inform them of the lack of ballots until they're all out. The clerk's office only has one printer that can print out the properly formatted ballots.

For the first time, Illinois residents can register to vote and cast ballots on the same day at all polling sites. Election Day registration allows unregistered voters or those who have moved and need to update their information to get registered and vote all at once.

This is not limited to St. Clair and Madison Counties. Several other Illinois Counties are running out of ballots. Sangamon County polling places will stay open an extra 90 minutes to deal with the volume of voters