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DuPage County Experiencing Ballot Complications

According the DuPage County Election Commission, election judges will need to remake some voter ballots after the polls close.

Oversized ballots are causing some trouble in DuPage County and across Illinois.

Some voter ballots in DuPage County are too large to fit into the machines that tally votes, which means election judges will need to "remake" the ballot, said Joe Sobecki, assistant executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission. 

"Everyones' ballots will be fed through the machine in this election," said Sobecki.

DuPage is not alone in experiencing this issue. Illinois Review reported earlier that this ballot-size issue is affecting 65 of the Illinois' 102 counties, and is expected to cause delays in election results after polls close at 7 p.m. 

The ballots that are too large for the machines will be placed in a locked box until the polls close at 7 p.m. At that time election judges, one from each party, will replicate those ballots and feed them through the machine to make sure each vote is counted, said Sobecki.

Sandra Fiaccato March 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I want my vote to count! It appeared that my ballot went through the machine without a problem.

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