Gwinnett officials reprint 19,000 ballots

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials in Gwinnett County have
reprinted 19,000 absentee ballots after officials found a problem with the forms.

They will also have to hand-copy votes from at least 10,000 absentee ballots onto new ballots that can be read by a machine.

On Thursday, Elections Superintendent Lynn Ledford said the issue
will not interfere with votes being counted in the Nov. 4 election and officials discovered the problem after a routine test
last week.

Ovals that voters use to mark their choices are too thick for the optical scanning machines to read.

The county said members of each political party will monitor the transfer of votes.

Gwinnett County officials will also keep copies of both the old and new ballots in case of an audit.

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