There’s been a delay in the tabulation of the ranked-choice ballots, as Democrats wait for a gubernatorial candidate to be announced. It was looking like the ranked-choice results would be in Tuesday, when a problem was discovered with a few voting memory sticks not loading into the computer. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says those memory sticks worked on election night, but now they won’t download.
So Tuesday, he sent couriers out to collect the paper ballots from Westbrook, Gray, Lewiston, Ellsworth and Orland, where the memory devices stopped working.
“This is the beauty of having paper ballots,” Dunlap said. “We’ve been able to contact those towns. We’re retrieving those ballots.”