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Pinal County sending additional municipal ballots to fix error

Pinal County has a solution for voters who received incorrect municipal ballots in the mail. 

The Pinal County Elections Department will send municipal ballots to voters in seven cities and towns who received early ballots that left out local races.

County Supervisors approved the solution on Tuesday to a problem they say was caused by human error. 

About 63,000 ballots in Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Eloy, Mammoth, Maricopa and Superior had an error that caused only county, state and federal races to be featured.

The department says early voters who had one of these ballots should complete it and return it as normal, then complete the new municipal only ballot and return that as well. 

Robert Schroeder is a councilmember and candidate in Apache Junction. He says candidates and the county alike need to educate voters on the updated process.   

“I think everyone needs to pitch in and do their share. If everybody who’s got an issue with this directed their efforts to the solution to this, we’ll have this thing whipped," Schroeder said. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.