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Minnehaha County auditor's office fixes ballot blunder

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Election Day is less than two weeks away. There's just a few days left for political candidates to campaign for votes.

But one candidate told us some voters didn't see her name on their absentee ballots.

The Minnehaha County auditor's office looked into this ballot blunder.

We all make mistakes. And that's what happened in this case.

Rebecca Dunn is running for Sioux Falls city council.

Her friends told her they wanted to vote for her but didn't see her name on their ballot.

She told the county auditor and he tells KSFY News he's taken care of the mistake.

Sioux Falls city council candidate Rebecca Dunn said she was stunned to not see her name on her friends' absentee ballot.

"The right names should be on the right ballot. I mean, the names that are going to the southeast district are different than the names going to the central district and they need to have the right names in front of them," Dunn said.

Dunn was concerned not only for herself but for everyone else running for office.

"I did talk with Bob Litz. I went down to the county auditor's office immediately, and spoke with him. He said he was going to take care of it," Dunn said.

And he did.

Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz said "after we discovered the two, that we went through our system and checked our street master again and we found one more that was juxtapositioned so we had a total of three."

Litz also found the cause of the ballot blunder.

"These are glitches that carry over from a new system that we installed two years ago [from] the secretary of state's office and some of the transferred information got juxtapositioned and we went through and straightened it out," Litz said.

"This is an area that you don't want to have to worry about when your 're a candidate. All you want to do is go out there, present your issues, state your case why you're running. This is just something that you don't want to have to deal with at all," Dunn said.

"I think the ballot is sacred. I consider the ballot very sacred and we should honor the ballot," Dunn added.

The Minnehaha county auditor says they've cross checked the city to make sure no other voters receive the wrong ballot.

But if for any reason, you think yours is incorrect, just give the county auditors office a call.

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