Jefferson County officials were able to work out problems with a new ballot-counting machine for Tuesday's primary election, but the new voting system still was presenting challenges Tuesday night.
Voters in Jefferson County were able to use new touch-screen voting machines or a new paper ballot system.
With the paper ballots, voters filled in ovals beside candidate names to make selections. Jefferson County Clerk Jennifer Maghan said the counting process was slowed Tuesday night because some voters put an "x" in the ovals rather than filling them in.
When that happened, voting officials had to "re-create" the person's ballot so it could be counted in the machine, Maghan said.
Earlier Tuesday, Jefferson County officials were able to work out some problems that were detected in a new ballot-counting machine this week.