Printing error blamed for wrong St. Louis County sample ballots

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Close-up of a voting ballot with a red pencil

CLAYTON, Mo. – New sample ballots for the Nov. 6 election will be sent out to 12 percent of St. Louis County voters after they received the wrong sample ballots in the mail due to a print vendor’s mistake.

Election officials said Wednesday that the mistake does not affect any real ballots, including absentee ballots.

Republican Director of Elections Rick Stream says St. Louis County sends out election cards with the sample ballot printed on the back, a way of giving voters a preview of what they’ll be voting on. The mailings went out Monday.

But voters in three zip codes received sample ballots meant for neighboring areas, which means a few races were listed incorrectly. Stream says the vendor will send out the corrected versions at no cost to taxpayers.

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