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Special election ballots by the numbers

 

February 15, 2019



Although the special election for the District 11 State Senate seat is over and Republican Jason Rarick was declared the winner on Feb. 5, mail-in ballots are still coming into the courthouse.

County auditor Paul Gassert said he has received a total of 144 late mail-in ballots since election day, and those ballots won’t be opened or counted. The number of ballots coming in the mail has slowed to a trickle, he added, noting that they received only five on Tuesday.

It was an improvement over the primary election on Jan. 22 which may now lead to state legislative changes in the timeline for...



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