Jack Carlson, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, and Arman Shahriar, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, cast their ballots at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota on November 6, 2012. (Caroline Yang for MPR)
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Overall, voting seemed to go smoothly in Minnesota. There were a few exceptions in Hennepin County, with reports of waits lasting several hours, printing errors making ballots unscannable by machines and election judges giving too much information to voters regarding the Constitutional amendments.
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