Sussex County elections board officials found more than 1,600 uncounted ballots from New Jersey’s July primary elections Thursday in a “mislabeled” bin that was stored in a “secure area” at the county elections board office.
Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe said in a statement Monday that the roughly 1,666 uncounted ballots cast in the state’s July 7 primary were counted and verified by the county clerk’s office Saturday, the New Jersey Herald reported.
“The Board of Elections is confident that all ballots received have been processed and the security of all the ballots has remained in place,” the statement read. McCabe added that including the newly counted votes “did not change the outcome of any Sussex County primary election in any race for any office, Republican or Democrat.”
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A majority of residents in Sussex County voted by mail due to public health concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and the county election board relocated to Sussex County Community College to count the votes in order to practice social distancing, WPVI reported.
More than 28,062 mail-in ballots and an