Official: Wrong ballots were sent to Chesapeake precinct

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The wrong ballots were sent to a Chesapeake precinct Tuesday morning, according to officials.

A spokesperson with the Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s Office told 10 On Your Side the wrong ballots were sent to the Western Branch Middle School precinct. The issue has been fixed, and officials were able to print correct batches of the ballots needed.

The precinct has an ADA TouchWriter that enabled residents to vote one at a time while officials worked to correct the problem.

Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Christopher Piper addressed the issue in a news conference Tuesday, saying 10 to 15 voters were provided with ballots for the wrong district. 

Some people waited in line for hours to cast their vote, while others went home and came back.

One Chesapeake voter called the ordeal very unprofessional.  

“I’ve never seen something like this before. It was unprofessional. So and with all the stuff that’s going on now, you know, everything seems kind of skeptic,” said Gilbert Agaran.

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