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Arizona county says erroneously printed primary sample ballots sent to voters will be fixed, resent

"Yavapai County takes the election process very seriously and when issues arise, we do everything we can, as quickly as possible, to resolve them," said Yavapai County director of elections Laurin Custis.

Published: March 4, 2024 1:39pm

Updated: March 4, 2024 1:46pm

Yavapai County, Ariz., will send out corrected sample ballots for the presidential preference primary election after a printing error occurred while producing nearly 4,000 sample ballots.

On Sunday, Yavapai County director of elections Laurin Custis said that "A printing error occurred during the vendor's production process on 3,944 of the sample ballots" for the presidential preference primary election, which is set for March 19. As a result, corrected sample ballots will be sent out no later than Tuesday to the affected households.

Sample ballots are also available online.

Custis said in a statement: "Yavapai County takes the election process very seriously and when issues arise, we do everything we can, as quickly as possible, to resolve them. In this instance, the vendor we use made a printing error on 3,944 sample ballots. Upon discovering the error, we worked diligently with the vendor to determine the scope of the problem and to implement an action plan to correct it. In this case, corrected sample ballots will be mailed to each affected household by Tuesday, March 5, 2024."

The campaign X account for Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Arizona, Kari Lake, commented on the news Sunday, writing, "Another 'printing error.' It’s beyond parody at this point. Arizonans deserve better than these third-world elections."

Arizona has a history of election issues, with Maricopa County notably having ballot printer and scanner issues in the 2022 midterm election.

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