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Unofficial final election results finally in for Johnson County

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The unofficial final election results are finally in for Johnson County after some technical problems had election officials working through the night. (KCTV5) The unofficial final election results are finally in for Johnson County after some technical problems had election officials working through the night. (KCTV5)
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

The unofficial final election results are finally in for Johnson County after some technical problems had election officials working through the night.

Seventy-percent of Johnson County's more than 400,000 registered voters turned out to vote during advance voting and on Election Day. Most of them decided to take advantage of early voting which made for short lines for last minute voters who decided to wait until Tuesday.

It was smooth sailing until the Johnson County Election Office came across a problem with some of the scanned ballots. They organized the scanned paper ballots in decks of 100. Twenty-one of those decks disappeared.

Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker said he knows that sounds scary, but it was a problem they easily fixed after some discussion and troubleshooting.

“The paper ballots that created those files were still right there in the room. They didn’t go anywhere. We didn’t lose anything. We just had to recreate the file," said Metsker.

After three hours of meticulous scanning, they were able to recreate those decks and count every vote. Metsker said the integrity of the election remains intact. No vote went uncounted.

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