Not enough ballots printed in Lynchburg for special election

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The state's top elections official says not enough ballots were printed in Lynchburg for the 22nd District state Senate race.

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

Edgardo Cortes, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections, says his department became aware of the issue early Tuesday and has been working with local officials on distributing emergency ballots, which are printed on plain paper and will have to be hand-counted.

Cortes says officials are still trying to determine whether anyone was unable to vote because of the problem.

He says the issue will likely delay the reporting of results from Lynchburg.

Cortes says no other locality has reported any issues.

Voters are picking two new state senators and one member of the House of Delegates to replace the three state lawmakers who were elected to Congress in November.