Misprint could delay Outagamie County absentee ballot count

Absentee Ballot

APPLETON, Wis. — Officials in Wisconsin’s Outagamie County say a technical ballot misprint is likely to delay counting of some absentee ballots on Election Day.

But, they reassured the public that all ballots will be counted. The misprint is a scratch on a timing mark at the edge of the ballot.

County Clerk Lori O’Bright says testing protocols caught the misprint and ballots are being replaced before in-person early voting begins Tuesday.

The county asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission for additional time to count ballots. The commission meets to discuss the issue Tuesday.

It’s likely the county will take their request to the state Supreme Court.