UPDATE: Palm Beach County ballot mix-upby Dara Kam | August 24th, 2010
UPDATE: More of the same ballot mix-ups are being reported in Palm Beach County and in Broward County, according to the state Division of Elections. There have been fewer than 10 instances reported in each county.
Oops. After the millions of dollars spent by GOP gubernatorial opponents Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, at least two votes that could have gone their way won’t.
Two Palm Beach County Republican voters received “No Party Affiliation” ballots but reported the mix-up only after they had cast their votes, meaning they did not vote in the heated GOP primary.
The poll workers who handed out the wrong ballots were re-assigned, elections supervisor Susan Bucher said.
“I don’t know how this could happen,” she said.
Turn-out throughout the state appears to be light despite predictions of record-breaking voter participation.