Oct 19, 2020 9:59 AM

Ellis Co. Clerk reports error on ballots sent to voters

Posted Oct 19, 2020 9:59 AM

Ellis County Clerk Donna Maskus reported to Hays Post on Friday an error on ballots sent to voters requesting advance ballots.

The initial ballot listed the race between incumbent state Sen. Rick Billinger, R-Goodland, and challenger Larry Dreiling, D-Hays, as a U.S. Senate contest rather than a Kansas legislative race.

"An  error was found on the ballot and has been corrected," Maskus told Hays Post Friday. "Any voter coming to vote advance starting Monday will get the correct ballot.

"We mailed out over 4,000 ballots and if a voter wants the correct ballot he may come into the office and we will exchange his ballot for the correct one," she added. "We will be able to process all ballots."

Check Hays Post for more as details become available.

Screenshot of the incorrect ballot
Screenshot of the incorrect ballot