Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria is calling for a redo of a primary election decided by a razor-thin margin because 43 voters may have cast ballots twice as a result of an “unacceptable” failure in procedure by poll workers. Aaron Manfredi won the Republican primary for county administrator on June 12 by only four votes. A total of 59,032 votes were cast in that race. “Because the number of discrepancies is higher than the difference in the candidates’ totals, (the registrar) is unable to certify the results of this race and is calling for a special election to resolve the contest,” county spokesman Dan Kulin wrote in a statement. … Gloria said Monday that double-voting happened at multiple polling places and occurred both on election day and during early voting. He added that the county’s new touch-screen voting machines were not to blame.
Some voters believed that their first attempt to cast a ballot was unsuccessful, Gloria said, and poll workers allowed them to vote again.
“The voters were not at fault here,” Gloria said. “They thought there was an issue and they brought it to the attention of the poll workers, as they were instructed to do. The poll workers did not follow proper procedure.
“The mistakes were unacceptable. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure the procedures are in place so this doesn’t happen again.”