Ballots Run Out Due To Higher-Than-Expected Voter Turnout

Ballots Run Out Due To Higher-Than-Expected Voter Turnout

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The Jefferson County Board of Elections reported higher voter turnout than anticipated on Election Day.

Officials said there were even some districts which ran out of ballots due to all the people who showed up to vote.

In Redwood, the district used up all of its 500 ballots. The sheriff's department had to bring 50 more to the polling place so voting could resume.

In Theresa, the district ran out of ballots, causing people to have to wait in line while the Board of Elections delivered more ballots.

Other districts, including those in the towns of Ellisburg, Lyme, LeRay and Alexandria, ran low on ballots, but didn't run out.

Elections officials speculate the higher than anticipated voter turnout was bolstered by write-in candidates and the three propositions on the back of the ballots.

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