Increase in ballot errors coincides with turnover among county election officials in Pennsylvania

In mid-October, Greene County, in southwest Pennsylvania, notified voters that some mail ballots for the November election listed two races for magisterial district judges, though voters were only supposed to be electing one. Then, the county realized some mail ballots listed school board candidates in the wrong order. And just days before the election, officials in Greene County found yet another error. Greene County’s string of errors was the most for a single county this year, but it had plenty of company. On or before election day for the November municipal election, 12 counties reported 16 errors, more than double the number of errors from any other election since 2019. Election experts, as well as the Department of State, agree the increase is linked to turnover and loss of experience at local election offices. Carter Walker, Votebeat.

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