Over 11K ballots being recounted in Florence County after machine error

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Vote recount(John Locher | AP)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 1:19 PM EST
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Over 11,000 ballots are being recounted in Florence County to make sure every vote is counted, and counted only once, after a machine error.

Florence County Voter Registration and Elections Director Julian Young said officials are recounting 11,191 ballots after a machine error may have caused duplicate votes.

Officials have been recounting since 10:45 a.m. and are almost halfway done, according to the Office.

Young said the votes were on a thumb drive that election computers could not read.

The director also said the errors were contained to situations like write-in ballots.

Young said there may have been duplicates due to the machine error; therefore, the recount will ensure no duplicates are counted.

Those votes are being tabulated as paper ballots through a 450 machine.