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The city of Hudson's Board of Canvass hand-counts primary ballots from aldermanic districts 1 and 5 on Monday night, Feb. 25. From left are Community Development Director Dennis Darnold, Patrick O'Keefe, City Clerk Nancy Korson, Public Works and Parks Director Tom Zeuli and Police Chief Marty Jensen. Jensen read the votes cast, observed by Zeuli. Darnold and O'Keefe tallied the votes.

City hand-counts primary ballots from two aldermanic districts

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The city of Hudson's Board of Canvass hand-counted ballots from aldermanic districts 1 and 5 on Monday night to correct a tallying problem that occurred during the Feb. 19 primary election.

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City Clerk Nancy Korson reported that more ballots were counted on the day of the election than the number of people who voted in the two districts.

The problem was believed to have been caused by ballots that got jammed in an optical scan voting machine.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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