Officials to review recently found ballots

Anchorage Daily NewsJuly 18, 2012 

Anchorage officials say the city's Election Commission will meet next week to review 141 potentially uncounted ballots from April's trouble-ridden municipal election.

The commission is set to meet at City Hall at 10 a.m. July 26. The commission also plans to hold a public session at City Hall at 6 p.m. Aug. 2.

The ballots were found in sealed bags July 11. They were sample ballots used when regular ballots ran out at three polling places, the Anchorage School District Education Center, the University of Alaska Anchorage Diplomacy Center and the Anchorage Community YMCA.

The April 3 local election included the race for Anchorage mayor and a controversial gay rights measure. It was rife with problems, as some precincts ran out of ballots, sending frustrated voters scrambling to other locations or perhaps not voting at all if they couldn't wait for replacement ballots to arrive.

The deputy clerk who handled Election Day duties was fired and her boss, City Clerk Barbara Gruenstein, resigned.

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