The Baxter County Election Committee held an emergency meeting Thursday morning to discuss an error discovered after testing voting machines earlier this week. In its findings, the commission found paper ballots to be correct. However, after testing, touch screen voting machines for three precincts, 8-1, 6-2 and 6-3, left the state representative race for District 100 between Democrat Willa Mae Tilley and Republican Nelda Speaks off the ballot. The three precincts in question represent a total of 1,705 registered voters. … By state law, the election commission had to hold a public meeting concerning the ballot error, but was unable to give public notice due to time constraints, as cited by the commission. According to the law, the election commission either has to correct the error immediately or show why the correction should not be done.
“Our motion is to do the partial re-burn that ES&S (Election Systems & Software) has indicated to us that they can do to correct the precincts involved, and if for some reason it does not come to be for our time frame, then we will then go to Plan B,” election commission member Cheryl Munson Beall said.
Plan B will be for the affected precincts to receive paper ballots during early voting.
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