Arizona

Aug 6, 2014 9:58 PM by Associated Press

Peoria ballot mistake repeated by county elections

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa County election officials say replacement ballots they sent to Peoria residents because a mistake left a City Council candidate off the ballot also omitted the candidate's name.

The county spent $15,000 sending out nearly 8,500 new ballots to add back Ken Krieger as a Peoria City Council candidate.

But Maricopa County Elections Department officials said Wednesday the replacement ballots also left Krieger's name off. Officials are now trying to figure out how to handle the repeated mistake.

Krieger attorney Kory Langhofer says the repeated mistakes can't be fixed because of the voter confusion they've created. He says a special election is required.

Krieger's candidacy was initially put on hold due to a challenge. Elections director Karen Osborne says she failed to return his name to the ballot.

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