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Ballot error results in uncountable votes in Baltimore City Council District 1

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 09:49:42-04

BALTIMORE — On Wednesday, following the primary elections, The State Board of Elections announced that it discovered a proofing error in the ballot title for the Democratic contest for Baltimore City Council District 1.

Even though The Board requested that the error be corrected with their printing vendor, SeaChange, it still wasn't fixed on a portion of the ballots that were mailed to voters in District 1.

Due to this inconsistency, vote by mail ballot styles for District 1 could not be counted properly. The State Board of Elections is working to assess if vote by mail ballots outside of District 1 were impacted, but is not aware of any other inconsistencies at this time. It appears that the impacted contests are Council District 1 and judge of the Circuit Court.

Baltimore City's Board of Elections said they would conduct a canvass of ballots on Thursday, June 2 to come up with an accurate count.