ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — The counting of more than 13,000 votes in one South Carolina county will be delayed because of a printing error.
Officials said the mail-in ballots in Dorchester County did not have the proper bars, called “timing marks” printed at the top.
They say the error won’t affect anyone’s votes, but they will need to make copies and manually enter the ballots into a voting machine after the rest of the counting is done.
Officials wouldn’t say how long that might take except that Dorchester County’s full results will be finished by the Friday deadline to certify returns.
The 1st and 6th District congressional races will be affected by the unscanned votes.