Lancaster County completes count of misprinted ballots

Workers in Lancaster County have finished counting thousands of ballots that couldn’t be processed on Election Day because of a printing mistake. The chief clerk of elections said she is relieved. About 22,000 ballots were printed with the wrong identification number and mailed out. About 16,000 of those misprinted ballots were returned to the election office and couldn’t be scanned. County workers, volunteers and party leaders spent about 48 hours transferring the affected votes onto new ballots and scanning them.”The voters of Lancaster County should know that their vote counted. Every single vote that came in on time is going to be counted, and this process ensured that,” Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said. The company that printed the ballots has taken full responsibility for the error. County leaders said they ‘re awaiting a full report from that company about what happened.

Workers in Lancaster County have finished counting thousands of ballots that couldn’t be processed on Election Day because of a printing mistake.

The count wrapped up Thursday afternoon. The chief clerk of elections said she is relieved.

About 22,000 ballots were printed with the wrong identification number and mailed out. About 16,000 of those misprinted ballots were returned to the election office and couldn’t be scanned.

County workers, volunteers and party leaders spent about 48 hours transferring the affected votes onto new ballots and scanning them.

“The voters of Lancaster County should know that their vote counted. Every single vote that came in on time is going to be counted, and this process ensured that,” Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said.

The company that printed the ballots has taken full responsibility for the error.

County leaders said they’re awaiting a full report from that company about what happened.

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