A few voting precincts in Hancock and Marshall counties briefly lost power during Tuesday's election, but voting continued with the help of battery back-up and generators, elections officials said.
Blown transformers were thought to be the cause of the power outages in both counties.
Hancock County Clerk Eleanor Strait said electricity was lost at voting locations in the New Cumberland City Building and the Weirton Senior Center.
But no voters were turned away, she noted.
The touchscreen voting machines in use have backup battery power that lasts three hours, according to Strait.
"I called emergency services, and they got generators right to them," Strait said. "In 20 minutes they had generators. No one was turned away."
Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest said electricity went out at three voting locations in that county Tuesday - at Central Elementary School, at Ebeneezer Church and at the courthouse.
But Pest said while her office and most rooms at the courthouse went dark, the voting location in the basement was not without power.
The courthouse basement serves as an emergency evacuation center, and when power is lost in the structure automatic generators kick in, she said.
"They didn't even know it was dark upstairs," Pest added.
Poll workers didn't think the machines at Central Elementary were working properly after the power outage, but Pest said she went to the location and found printers just needed to be reset.
Pest has worked in the county clerk's office since 1988, and she said it was the first time she can remember voting being interrupted by a power outage on Election Day.