Ballot error fixed; Georgia election to be certified by next week

State officials have resolved a printing error on about 1,000 paper ballots in Muscogee County, which delayed Georgia’s unofficial vote count Tuesday night.

Paper ballots are used by some voters including those who vote absentee. The error meant the ballots in question could not immediately be scanned in properly. Officials had to reprint a portion of the ballots so they could be properly entered into the state’s election system.

The delay did not appear to significantly alter the outcome of Tuesday’s runoff races. With the ballots counted, the secretary of state’s office will now allow voters who cast provisional ballots until close of business Friday to resolve any questions about their status.

The office hopes to certify all election results by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

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