Election 2012: What's Going Wrong

We outlined seven anticipated problem areas at the polls this year – from confusing voter ID laws to disruptions by Hurricane Sandy – and now we're collecting your reports on the issues. Tell us if you encountered any problems voting by Tweeting @ProPublica with #InvestigateThis.

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  1. Confusion Over Voter ID Laws

  2. Pennsylvania voters don't have to show ID this election, thanks to a state judge's  October 2nd ruling, but the state is pushing ahead with a $5 million ad campaign for the future requirement. The result: confusion.
  3. After complaints this morning, an Allegheny County, a judge issued an order against asking for ID's outside polling places.
  4. Reports of voter ID confusion are also coming out of other states...
  5. Hurricane Sandy's Impact

  6. Some polling stations in Coney Island, New York reportedly opened late. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny told Capital New York that voting machines didn't arrive at one polling site in Coney Island until a little after 8 a.m., and was worried the delays could cost him the election.
  7. Sandy has also reportedly caused some ballot confusion - including absentee ballots that haven't arrived in the mail.