Pinal County officials want to try hand counting ballots, even after missteps in the 2022 count

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 10:48am

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It was human error that caused election officials in Pinal County to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots in the 2022 midterm elections. But now, county officials want to try hand counting ballots — another approach prone to human error.

The error was only discovered when a statewide recount was triggered in several races — showing the county initially failed to count 442 ballots and, separately, some votes on dozens more. 

Jen Fifield has the story for Votebeat, and she joined The Show to tell us more.

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