- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Anaconda officials are reviewing the votes cast in a 2013 election after recently discovering dozens of uncounted absentee ballots.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/1oq51g5 ) 55 ballots were inadvertently left behind after last year’s school trustees’ election that Mike Huotte won by 24 votes.

The discovery has prompted a special board meeting Wednesday and a recount of those results.

Huotte has served on the board since defeating Angela Galle. If the recount results in Galle as the 2013 winner, the matter becomes more complicated.

Galle won another board seat in Tuesday’s election after defeating an incumbent.

Three board members will count the ballots Wednesday and determine if Huotte keeps his seat on the board.

Trustees will hold a reorganization meeting May 21 based on the recount results and this year’s election.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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