Error in distribution causes some Gainesville voters to receive wrong ballot

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- An error in ballot distribution Tuesday resulted in some Gainesville voters being given the wrong ballots. As a result, some voters were not able to vote on the two city ballot questions.

Precinct 27, the Thelma Boltin Center, is a split precinct, meaning both city and county residents vote there. The Alachua County's Supervisor of Elections says from around 7 to 8 this morning, city voters were accidentally given county ballots.

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Spokesperson TJ Pyche says "Unfortunately, there is no way to rectify it in the sense they wouldn't be able to cast a new ballot and vote on the city referenda. But everything else on their ballot from U.S. Senator down to the county referenda will be counted without an issue. What will happen is it will show that those voters didn't vote on the city referenda."

TV20 asked the Supervisor of Elections office how many voters were given the wrong ballot but they could only say a "small amount" but not even an approximate number.

They did say they will make unspecified changes to make sure this doesn't happen again.