Lapeer and Metamora Townships are reportedly telling voters to fill out their ballots and leave them with officials to be scanned later. This is happening due to reported problems with the voting machines and the barcodes on the ballots. Voters should have every right to make sure their ballot is properly processed prior to them leaving the polls. It’s bad enough that “properly processed” means a machine that doesn’t validate how you voted, but just that you did in fact cast a ballot.