Elections, Government, Washington County

Errors printed on Washington County ballots muddle ballot impact text

One of the ballot measures showing the error. Photo: Chas Hundley

Another set of errors by the Washington County Elections department has been discovered in election materials, this time in the form of random “yes” and “no” statements placed in the explanation text of four statewide measures on the ballot. 

According to Washington County Election Manager Mickie Kawai, the explanation text in the “results of” section for each of the four state measures on the ballot, measures 107, 108, 109, and 110, were littered with the words “yes” and “no,” in an error apparently caused when the text from a .pdf file was converted, copied and pasted into the software used by the county to design the layout of the ballot. 

When the time came to proof the ballots, the errors were not caught, the second time this month . . .

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