Business foreclosure caused voting problems at a Chandler precinct

CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- In parts of the Valley, Election Day was marked by issues at the polls, including some polling locations that were not able to open on time.

In Chandler, one polling place was not able to open, because the building was foreclosed on overnight. A notice was posted on the front door of the polling station on the 2000 block of N. Arizona Avenue, which normally houses a business, saying the business has been foreclosed upon, due to failure to paid rent. In addition, FOX 10 learned Tuesday morning the polling machines were inside the location that was locked out.

Meanwhile, dozens of voters stood in line since around 6:00 a.m., waiting to cast their ballot.

"It is frustrating," said a man. "All this excitement builds up, and you have prepared and you have done your research, you made decisions and now, you're here waiting. It is 2018. These things shouldn't happen, but it does, so you just gotta grin it and bear it and think for the positive, think for the best."

On Tuesday morning, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes sent a tweet on his his unverified Twitter account, telling voters assigned to that polling station to go to the vote center at Chandler City Hall. The voting location was declared up and running by Fontes, via a tweet made at 7:08 a.m..