Electoral officials pledged Friday to investigate voting irregularities after hundreds of voters were turned away from polling stations in Britain's general election.
Crowds staged sit-ins and tried to block officials from taking ballot boxes Thursday, as officials struggled to cope with staggering turnout in some districts.
Electoral Commission chief Jenny Watson acknowledged that Britain's voting system had been unable to cope with a surge of voters in many districts.
"The system is creaking," Watson said, adding that "this old clunking Victorian infrastructure" couldn't handle modern elections. --->>>