BOISE - Elections officials in Ada County report that approximately 34 ballots from Tuesday's May primary election will need to be re-counted on Monday due to human error.
Election official Phil McGrane told KTVB the ballots in question were partially counted by hand because they featured several write-in candidates. However, McGrane says the error came after the ballots weren't returned to a vote counting machine to tabulate the remaining races.
McGrane says he believes no elections in Ada County will be substantially affected by the recount.
"The ballots that are in question are over multiple precincts, so they aren't going to change any results," McGrane said.
A possible exception could be the race for House Seat 'B' in District 18, featuring opponents John Hruby and Brad Bolicek. McGrane says that particular race was split by fewer than 30 votes. However, McGrane also said current election data shows as few as 14 ballots of the 34 improperly counted ballots could impact that race.
The 34 ballots will be recounted in public next Monday at 11 a.m. at the Ada County Election Headquarters at 400 N. Benjamin Ln., Suite 100, in Boise. The results will be certified official on Wednesday following the canvas of votes by the Ada County Board.