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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Vote changes slow tally


November 19, 2020

COLFAX — The Whitman County Elections Office is expected to continue processing ballots into next week as staff work through duplicates.

“It’s very time consuming,” Auditor Sandy Jamison said

The Washington Administrative Code defines ballot duplication as: “the process of making a true copy of valid votes from a physically damaged ballot or a ballot that is unreadable or uncountable by the tabulation system onto a paper or electronic blank ballot to ensure the ballot may be correctly tabulated by the tabulation system.”

Duplicate ballots can be ballots where the citizen marke...

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