Bernalillo County discovers 125 unopened ballots

December 2, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Election workers in Bernalillo County discovered about 125 unopened and uncounted absentee ballots.

The Albuquerque Journal reports [auth] ( that the county discovered several bundles of absentee ballots — still in their envelopes — locked in a tub.

Bobbi Shearer, elections director for the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office, says the ballots will be counted and incorporated into official election returns.

Shearer says election officials don’t yet know where the county’s procedures broke down.

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