Thursday, May 23, 2013

Press-Tribune: Errors in Middleton Ballots Will Trigger Another Vote

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Election officials in Canyon County will asks voters in Middleton for a do-over.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that nearly two dozen voters in Middleton were assigned to the incorrect school zone during the May 21 election. Making matters worse, the unofficial results of a school board election ended in a time between Marc Gunning and Steve Cluff for the district's Zone 2 trustee position. The error surfaced during a review of the ballots May 22.

The number of incorrect ballots was high enough to trigger another election, but when and how to conduct the new vote will need to be decided by the Idaho Secretary of State's office.

Tim Hurst, chief deputy of the election division at the Secretary of State’s office, told the Press-Tribune it was too early to comment on possible next steps.

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