Primary Voters Given Incorrect Ballots In Missouri’s 87th District

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners will not certify the results of the Democratic primary in Missouri’s 87th state representative district. During the August 7, 2012 primary, 102 voters in that district were given incorrect ballots.

The election board is investigating how voters received the wrong ballots. Findings will be reported to the Secretary of State’s office.

Rep. Stacey Newman won by one vote over her primary opponent Rep. Susan Carlson, in Missouri’s 87th district, receiving 1,823 votes to Carlson’s 1,822. Newman and Carlson are both current members of the Missouri House, but, due to redistricting, Carlson moved from district 64 to the 87th district. 

By state law, the resolution of the outcome of the election will be determined by the Circuit Court.

The 87th district includes Clayton, University City, Ladue, Richmond Heights and Brentwood.

Election officials say the court has two choices to determine the outcome in the race for state representative in the 87th district,  one go with the results as is from the August 7th primary or order a special election for later this year and do it all over.

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