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Pinal County sends over 60,000 erroneous primary ballots to voters

The state’s Aug. 2 primary election is just a few weeks away, and early ballots are now arriving. But in Pinal County, thousands of those ballots contain significant errors.

The county says the issues are related to missing or inaccurate city and town contests, with some ballots featuring only state and federal races.

About 63,000 ballots sent to voters in Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Eloy, Mammoth, Maricopa, and Superior are affected.

The county is planning to send out supplementary ballots that include municipal contests, and is telling voters to use the original ballots they’ve been sent to vote in federal, state, and legislative races.

The county says any votes cast for the municipal races on the erroneous ballots will not be counted. Voters with questions are advised to contact the Citizen Contact Center by phone or email.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.