Shawnee County To Have New Vote After Ballot Mix-Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Shawnee County Commission has decided to have a limited special election so that 432 Topeka residents can vote again after some received the wrong ballots for party primaries at their Topeka polling place.

The commission Monday ordered the new election for Aug. 28. Only voters who cast ballots in last week's Kansas primaries in two precincts will be allowed to participate.

Also, they'll be allowed to vote only for candidates in the 52nd and 56th Kansas House districts and for Republican and Democratic precinct committee members, the only races affected.

The two precincts -- each in a different House district -- had the same polling place. The Shawnee County elections commissioner's office believes as many as 87 voters received the wrong ballots but it couldn't pinpoint exactly which voters.

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