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Voters Mailed Ballots With Missing Proposition In Benton County

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Some voters in one Benton County precinct may have to send in their ballots again. It turns out that one of the proposed measures was actually missing from their ballots. Some voters in one Benton County precinct may have to send in their ballots again. It turns out that one of the proposed measures was actually missing from their ballots.
BENTON COUNTY, WA - Some voters in one Benton County precinct may have to send in their ballots again. It turns out that one of the proposed measures was actually missing from their ballots.

Only one precinct including 373 voters received ballots with the missing measure. The county auditor's office has already fixed the mistake.

New ballots were sent out this past Friday to those voters with the missing measure Proposition 14-8 which would establish a new fire authority near Prosser with more emergency response capabilities. The auditor's office is asking people to destroy the old ballot and submit the new one. Auditor Brenda Chilton explains the mistake was actually caught by a concerned voter who called their office.

"We actually have a pretty knowledgeable voting base here in Benton County, which I'm glad because we like it when our voters call attention to these issues. Of course, we want all voters to be able to vote on what they're entitled to vote on," explained Chilton.

If one of the 373 voters already submitted the old ballot they can send in the new one and the old one will not be counted according to the auditor's office. If they only send in one ballot that will be the one counted.

All voters need to get their ballots in by Election Day, which is November 4th. 
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