BREAKING: All Ballots In March 3 Election To be Recounted After Possible Machine Error

The Glendora City Clerk announced that a recount of all ballots cast in the March 3 election will happen after a possible error occurred with the ballot counting machine.

The 6,009 ballots will be reinspected, processed and recounted Tuesday, March 17, at 9 a.m. City Clerk Kathleen Sessman believes that based on the percentage of ballots manually counted on March 12, there will be no change in the positions of the top three candidates.

The inconsistency was noticed Thursday during a manual recount of 10 percent of the ballots cast and subsequent comparison with ballot counter receipts said Sessman, who is also the elections official.

An election consultant believes a calibration error is the cause for the inconsistent vote count.

“A calibration error occurred … when ballot stubs that were left on ballots got jammed in the machine,” Sessman said in a written statement.

All ballots will be processed through a different calibrated ballot counting machine before the results are certified.

The recount will take place in the City Council Chambers, the designated location for ballot counts for the General Municipal Election, which are located at 116 E. Foothill Blvd.

The recount will be open for public viewing. It will also be streamed online and televised on Time Warner Channel 3 and Verizon Channel 31.

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