Election day results from five of the 16 polling locations in Crawford County, Kansas were added into the unofficial results twice, according to County Clerk Don Pyle. County officials released corrected unofficial results today from the November 6th, 2018 election.
Pyle says the issue was discovered during the routine audit of unofficial election results on a precinct by precinct basis. The County Clerk's Office says the human error resulted in the election day votes for the precincts in those five polling locations being doubled for the candidates receiving votes in those precincts.
After the error was found, officials say a board that includes Democrats and Republicans was assembled to help re-tabulate and verify the unofficial results. A news release from the County Clerk's Office states, "During this process the unofficial results were recalculated using the data from the counts of the advance ballots by mail and in person as well as all of the original numbers from the polling places on election day. These recalculated results were then reviewed and verified by the counting board that had been assembled. The elections office has also been in close contact with the office of the Kansas Secretary of State."
"We apologize for this human error and we have been working to correct this situation and deliver accurate unofficial results to the public and to the candidates as soon as possible. We want to remind everyone that the Unofficial Results that are posted on election night will change as we finish processing provisional ballots and advance ballots by mail."
Residents can call the Crawford County Election Office at 620-724-6115 if you have any questions about these results.
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