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West Allis discovers 133 unopened absentee ballots

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The Metropolis of West Allis found 133 unopened absentee ballots following Tuesday’s Spring Election, nonetheless, no change in election outcomes are anticipated.

In line with the West Allis Metropolis Clerk’s Workplace, the unopened ballots have been delivered to the clerk’s workplace the Friday earlier than the election and weren’t supplied to the board of absentee poll canvassers on Election Day. They have been as a substitute left in a locked bin inside a “safe room” within the clerk’s workplace.

The West Allis Metropolis Clerk’s Workplace says absentee ballots delivered to the clerk’s workplace are usually instantly transferred into a specific field within the stated room in preparation for relying on Election Day.

“On Friday, there was the next variety of ballots delivered than regular, so the clerk’s workplace as a substitute saved these ballots within the locked blue bin moderately than instantly transferring these ballots to the bins readied for counting,” Deputy Metropolis Clerk Gina Gresch defined in a press release Thursday night time. “That’s the reason these explicit ballots weren’t counted on election day.”

Officers say the ballots by no means left the room between Friday and Tuesday. The ballots will now be processed. Nevertheless, the Clerk’s Workplace says the variety of ballots to be processed doesn’t exceed the margin that may be wanted to vary any election outcome.

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