Errors found in absentee ballot count for Christiansburg Town Council Race

The registrar tells us the person who made the mistake has resigned

Errors in counting absentee ballots caused a change in the Christiansburg Town Council race, according to an election official.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Errors in counting absentee ballots caused a change in the Christiansburg Town Council race, according to an election official.

The registrar in Montgomery County told 10 News that a wrong number was written down and another was incorrectly punched into a calculator.

At first, results showed candidate Anthony Woodyard won, but after post-Election Day canvassing, Woodyard moved to fifth place, giving Casey Jenkins a seat on council.

The registrar tells us the person who made the mistake has resigned.


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