Wrong ballots in Gwinnett precinct

Nearly 100 voters in one Gwinnett County precinct got the wrong ballots for a state House race.

Communications Director Joe Sorenson said the wrong ballots were cast during early voting in Precinct 137 near Buford. The wrong ballots affected only one race in the precinct, the Republican Primary for the newly created House District 103, which pits Timothy Barr against Ken Russell.

Sorenson attributed the mistake to a human error in the county elections office – the precinct was not drawn into the new House district. He said county and state officials worked over the weekend to correct the mistake and ensure that ballots cast Tuesday were correct.

Sorenson did not know what would happen to the 98 improper votes cast in the District 103 race.

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August 2nd, 2012
5:56 pm

The ballot was wrong on Tuesday too. I pulled up the district map after voting and I’m in 103, not 98. I don’t think the numbers would change the outcome, but I do feel cheated on casting an incorrect vote.