Nearly 400 unopened absentee ballots from a south side City of Milwaukee ward were found during the recount Tuesday morning, election officials said.
It appears 386 absentee ballot envelopes were not opened — and the ballots were not counted — on Election Day due to "human error" at Milwaukee's central count, said Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission.
The ballots were from Ward 315, on the city's south side. They were received in a timely manner, before or on Election Day.
The Milwaukee County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously, 3-0, that the ballot envelopes should be opened and ballots should be counted.
Ald. Scott Spiker, whose district includes the ward where the ballots were found, asked during a Common Council meeting taking place at the same time as the recount that the city Election Commission come before a committee to explain to aldermen what happened.
This story is developing and will be updated.
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