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One ward in Kenosha briefly ran out of ballots Tuesday evening, with voting delayed 20-30 minutes.

Lance Middle School, a polling place for Ward 27, ran out of ballots at 6:15 p.m. and new ballots were not delivered until 6:45 p.m., according to Jennifer Lohr, voter protection director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Kenosha City Clerk Mike Higgins said despite the difficulties, everyone at the polling place eventually got a chance to vote.

"Nobody called and told us they were running low on ballots ... Everybody in line has been taken care of," Higgins said.

After running out of ballots, poll officials began using a touch-screen voting machine, but the machine broke. By 7 p.m., the touch-screen machine had been fixed and more ballots had been delivered to the school.

Lohr said Kenosha had been experiencing ballot shortages all day, with the city delivering more ballots to wards as needed.

"It's just been a constant ... struggle to keep supplies up," Lohr said.

Higgins said he is expecting a turnout rate of 50% or more, with different areas seeing different levels of turnout.

"Some wards were very very heavy, some wards just weren't very heavy ... It's hard to put a finger on it right now," Higgins said.

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