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78 votes disqualified in general election

Voters in Marion County cast 187 provisional ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, but 78 of those votes were disqualified Monday at the election canvass.

There were five reasons votes were disqualified: 34 voters moved to Marion County from elsewhere and hadn’t re-registered; 29 voters simply were not registered; two voters weren’t registered before the deadline for the general election; and one voter went to the wrong polling place.

Twelve voters didn’t have appropriate photo identification at the poll sites. Those voters had until 8 a.m. Monday to show proof of identity at the courthouse to have their vote counted, but none of them did.

None of the provisional ballots or write-in votes changed the outcome of any races.

Last modified Nov. 15, 2012