KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County voters ran into a number of issues on Super Tuesday including long lines, few parking spaces and a confusing ballot.

Knox County Election Administrator Cliff Rodgers says long lines and overall slowness have never been an issue before in any primary or general election.

“Every 15 minutes you’re moving three spaces. It was taking forever,” said voter Sharon Kalman.Extended coverage: Your Vote 2016

Lines snaked through the hallways of schools and community centers, taking forever. The first reason is that about one third of people voted early. The Knox County Election Commission says it would have been better if that number had been 50 percent.

“It took you an hour to get through the first part of the line,” said Kalman.

“I found in early voting the lines were long, just in particular because people were having to sit in the booth a lot longer,” added voter Chris Kirk.

Secondly, the ballot for the Republican primary was large and issued just a few weeks before early voting. The Tennessee secretary of state says there were a record 432 GOP presidential delegate candidates to choose from.

“Talking to many other people, there were a lot more areas that had to be filled in on the ballot, particularly for the delegates. Which I found confusing,” said Kirk.

Knox County has 511 standard dial machines and 129 disability access unit machines available, all of which split evenly to area precincts. Thirty new ones were ordered months before Super Tuesday, but still it was chaotic.

“They didn’t have enough machines to handle the amount of people to begin with. They needed a larger amount to get through the lines quicker,” said Kalman.

The election commission is planning to buy at least 50 more ballot machines, but they add people should take part in early voting, fill out change of address or name paperwork beforehand, know your precinct before Election Day, and don’t wait until the last minute.

“It’s been a very interesting election cycle so far. I’m looking forward to the general election, seeing who’s actually going to go up and who’s going to be going against whom,” said Kirk.

Many people were wondering on Wednesday why can’t they vote at any precinct on Election Day. The secretary of state says Tennessee requires voters to show up in their precinct and vote where they reside. Changes to that can only be made by legislation approved by the General Assembly.

Election Administrator Cliff Rodgers also says while some voters were frustrated having to scroll through the hundreds of delegates, it is illegal for the machine to highlight a name. The current standard dial machines are 10 years old but Rodgers says they more accurately record votes compared to touchscreen machines.