Las Cruces lawyer complains of ballot misprint

October 29, 2012 • State News

LAS C RUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces attorney who says she was handed an incompletely printed ballot at an early voting site says she’s worried the problem may be more widespread than election officials contend.

Deborah Thuman tells the Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) she was handed a ballot that printed on only one side at a Dona Ana County early voting site on Oct. 20. She says a number of judicial races that should have been printed on the ballot’s back side were missing.

She was given a new ballot but says she’s unsure if other voters would catch such problems.

Deputy County Clerk Mario Jimenez says an on-site printer not being allowed to finish its job likely caused the problem. He says safeguards should catch such problems when completed ballots are submitted.

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