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Vehicles towed at Detroit polling location

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(Credit: WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Voters say their cars were towed while at the Riverfront Apartments (Credit: WJBK|myFOXDetroit.com) Voters say their cars were towed while at the Riverfront Apartments
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Some problems are being reported at various voting precincts on this election day including one location where people say their cars were towed while they were casting ballots.

Motorists parked at the Riverfront Apartments in Detroit complained they were towed while they were inside voting at precinct 144.

Voters arriving there on Tuesday were given a piece of paper indicating they were there to cast their ballot. But according to several people they were towed even though they had the paper displayed on their dashboard. One man showed FOX 2 a ticket he received for $175.00 after being towed.

In a release sent to FOX 2 News, management at the Riverfront apartments released the following statement. 

Riverfront Apartments has been a designated polling station for many years.

We have always made every effort to ensure parking for voters even during the current parking structure construction taking place on our property.

All voters are provided a special voter parking pass with specific parking instructions and to our knowledge they have all complied. Riverfront Apartments has NOT towed any of the voters vehicles.

The vehicles towed were in violation and parked overnight in the posted designated construction zones.

Brenda Norts, General Manager Riverfront Apartments

Calls to the city council and the mayor's office had not be returned.

Come back to myFOXDetroit.com for updates on this developing story.

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