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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:38 PM
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4. Review Finds Mistakes On 5,100 Absentee Ballots

Review Finds Mistakes On 5,100 Absentee Ballots
Board Of Elections To Send Reprinted Ballots To Voters

POSTED: 5:24 pm EDT October 9, 2006
UPDATED: 6:20 pm EDT October 9, 2006

CLEVELAND -- There are more troubles for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections just one month before the state votes on a new governor.

The troubles center around the absentee ballots sent out to voters. A weekend review revealed 5,100 ballots that have misprints of one form or another, NewsChannel5 reported.

The review was prompted by last week's discovery that 1,500 ballots in Ohio's 7th House District race listed the wrong party affiliations for the candidates.

Some mistakes discovered over the weekend include one candidate's name appearing smaller than his opponent's on the ballot because of its length.

Other things include punctuation problems with a couple of local ballot questions. All the ballots in question are being reprinted and will be mailed out to the voters who will be contacted.

"We will contact them personally to let them know. We will also contact them by the notification of the absentee ballots. We'll also let the candidates know, and if they would like the list of those registered voters who are impacted, they will have the opportunity to contact those individuals themselves," said board of election Director Michael Vu.

If a person already mailed back their ballot, that ballot will be set aside and the new ballot will be the one that is counted.

If no new ballot is received, the board will decide on an individual basis whether the initial ballot will be counted.
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