Outagamie County Ballot Misprint Will Delay Vote Count

Wisconsin Elections Commission To Discuss Possible Extension Tuesday

Hand fills out a ballot
Lynne Sladky/AP Photo

Officials in a northeastern Wisconsin county say a technical ballot misprint is most likely to delay the counting of some absentee ballots on Election Day.

But, they reassured the public that all ballots will be counted.

The misprint is a scratch on a timing mark at the edge of the ballot. Outagamie County Clerk Lori O’Bright said testing protocols caught the misprint and ballots are being replaced before in-person early voting begins Tuesday.

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The county asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission for additional time to count ballots. The commission meets to discuss the issue Tuesday. It’s likely the county will take their request to the state Supreme Court.