After some major problems at polling locations throughout Central Florida, a group of concerned citizens held a peaceful demonstration Wednesday in downtown Orlando.
The event happened at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office on Kaley Street.
The group said it wants to know how many people were impacted when precincts in Apopka, Maitland, Belle Isle, Ocoee, Windermere and Winter Park ran out of both Democrat and Republican ballots on Florida's primary day.
Bill Cowles, Orange County's supervisor of elections, said there was a problem with the printing order Orange County made back in December.
He released the following statement:
We have identified the cause of the problem and isolated the issue to precincts where municipal elections are also taking place today. A data glitch caused the number of ballots printed for each party to be transposed with the non-partisan ballots for the municipal elections. We have heard of issues from about a dozen of the 251 precincts in Orange County and those locations have already received or are currently receiving an adequate number of additional ballots.
Elections officials requested voting hours be extended until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but both the Secretary of State and the Supervisor of Elections decided not to extend the polling hours.