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Wrong ballots mailed

Published on October 23, 2018 4:02PM


Residents of Wallowa County, Enterprise and Lostine may have received incorrect ballots in the mail for the 2018 General Election.

Wallowa County Clerk Sandy Lathrop said Monday morning her office discovered the error. The contractor that printed and mailed the ballots apparently stuffed incorrect ballots into envelopes.

Dozens of voters have contacted the clerk to ask about the ballot.

“Not all Enterprise and Lostine residents received the wrong ballot and not all Wallowa County residents received the wrong ballot,” she said.

Lathrop suggests voters in Enterprise check their ballot to be sure the Enterprise City Council races are listed. County residents whose ballots include Enterprise City Council races have received an incorrect ballot.

Monday afternoon, Lathrop issued an update. She said Precincts 1, 2 and 9 –– which include Wallowa County, Enterprise and Lostine –– appear to be where the problem is centered.

Voters in no other cities appear to be impacted.

Lathrop is working with the vendor to correct the problem. New ballots will need to be mailed to those who received incorrect versions.

The clerk’s office had changed vendors this election cycle because of a similar problem with its previous supplier in the last election cycle.



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