- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A ballot error that affected nearly 500 voters may result in a new election in a Clatsop County Commission race.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/1od16Gu ) that Lianne Thompson led Dale Barrett by just 99 votes for the District 5 race after the final unofficial count.

But 344 voters who live in the district got ballots that did not list the race, and 147 voters who do not live in the district got ballots that listed the contest.

The error was attributed to a mistake in mapping some voters in a Seaside precinct after districts were redrawn in 2011.

Clatsop County Clerk Maeve Grimes says that after the election results are certified, by June 20, she expects to file a petition to have a judge decide on a new election.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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