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Poll worker’s error means vote re-do for legislative races

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 150 North Carolina voters will be invited to cast their ballots a second time after a poll worker’s mistake meant they were given the wrong paperwork.

Brunswick County Elections Director Sarah Knotts said Tuesday the only difference between the two types of ballots that workers mixed up is a state House seat.

Knotts says the 147 affected voters will be notified by letter of the error and told they should come back and vote again. Knotts says voters who can’t redo their ballots will have their choices for sheriff, school board, county commissioner and other local races counted, but their state House selection will be dropped.

Those House races involve incumbent Reps. Frank Iler, a Republican in District 17, and Deb Butler, a Democrat in District 18.

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