Overlooked Wyoming ballots found in vault, counted

Overlooked Wyoming ballots found in vault, counted

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Voting booths fill up in November 2016 at the Natrona County Courthouse in downtown Casper. Overlooked ballots were found in a vault in Teton County, though they didn't affect Tuesday's results.

JACKSON (AP) — Election officials in a western Wyoming county say they've counted 77 absentee ballots they overlooked on Election Day.

Teton County officials say they spotted the bundle of ballots in a vault after the initial count.

The Jackson Hole News&Guide reports the ballots didn't affect Tuesday's results. Nine of 10 ballot items passed, keeping a 1 percent sales tax in place until it raises $75 million for a variety of projects.

The ballots raised the vote total from 6,267 to 6,344 and bumped up turnout from 48 percent to 49 percent.

A local canvassing board declared the results official Thursday.

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