No election is complete without a few hiccups with voting procedures, that's according to probate Judge Luke Cooley.
We are fresh off of the presidential election, and here in Dothan and Houston County there were a few errors when it came to giving everyone the chance to vote.
Despite which candidate you wanted to vote for, everyone wanted a chance to get to the polls, creating long lines and hard work for poll workers.
“It was a long day," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
With the long day errors from poll workers can happen.
"Human error can occur," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
But despite those errors poll operators have to deal with potential voters who wanted to cross state lines to vote.
"I think we did get a few more than I ever remember of people coming from Florida, or from wherever and decided, they just was going vote, that was one of the problems we had," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
And that can't happen, so those people were given other options.
"We said we are sorry, but we can't allow you to vote," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
Another concern to the judge was the long list of state amendments.
"The other thing, that i think that held up our problems, was the amendments, they were long, they were complicated, and they in very small print," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
An issue she thinks added to long wait times.
Now Judge Cooley tells me there was a high turnout for this year’s presidential election, you can see these boxes are stacked so high. I am about 5 feet 4 inches tall so that give you a good idea of how many people came out to vote.
"We had a wonderful turnout, about a mid 60 percentile," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
And with that type of turnout, Judge Cooley says mistakes are bound to happen.
"We try to correct those errors, but there are always going to be some errors," says Probate Houston County Judge Luke Cooley.
Overall Judge Cooley says she was proud law enforcement did not have to be called out to handle any issues with voting.
Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE