San Mateo County Finds Uncounted Ballots

Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 7:21 AM PDT
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San Mateo County Finds Uncounted Ballots

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San Mateo County elections officials have found dozens of uncounted ballots from the Nov. 6 election inside a storage vault.
 
Mark Church, the county's chief elections officer, tells The Palo Alto Daily News that his office is investigating why the 65 ballots were misplaced.

  Church said there were not nearly enough ballots to change the election results, but said an investigation is warranted because each vote is significant.
 
Workers found the ballots in a storage vault at the county's elections office in San Mateo.
 
Church says the ballots from Redwood City were in a sealed case in the vault that had been placed in a covered bin, preventing them from being seen.
 
 Elections Manager David Tom says he suspects temporary workers put the ballots in the covered bin.

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