St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald issued a media release Monday, explaining a situation involving presidential primary ballots in Florence Township.
Oswald said the ballots were delivered Jan. 21 to Florence Township Clerk Allissa Bowers at her residence, which is her official office because of its accessibility to the Internet.
The county clerk’s office was notified Jan. 29 that the ballots were misplaced. A new batch of ballots were reordered immediately and delivered Jan. 30.
Oswald said it was brought to her attention that some of the original ballots were found Monday alongside a road in Florence Township. Oswald added that because not all the original ballots were accounted for, she is reprogramming election tabulators for security purposes.
As a result, there will be no chance the original, missing ballots will go through the tabulator during the March 10 presidential primary election.