Colorado judge denies request to extend voting hours

With the sign for ballot drop off in the foreground, election judge Ed Wingfield waits for motorists drop off ballots outside the Denver Election Commission headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
With the sign for ballot drop off in the foreground, election judge Ed Wingfield waits for motorists drop off ballots outside the Denver Election Commission headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The video above shows a long line of voters at the Church For All Nations in northeastern Colorado Springs just before polls closed at 7 p.m. 

DENVER — Polls in Colorado will close at 7 p.m. MST after a judge denied the Colorado Democratic Party’s request to extend voting by two hours.

The head of the Colorado Democratic Party argued that voting hours should be extended to account for a 29-minute computer glitch Tuesday afternoon. The statewide glitch affected same-day voter registration and caused some voters to have to cast provisional ballots.

The Secretary of State opposed the extended hours. Deputy Secretary of State Stephanie Staiert says no one was prevented from voting because of the glitch.

Voters in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.

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