From staff reports
HUNTINGDON - An unexpected snafu with primary election ballots caused problems Tuesday night for Huntingdon County election officials.
According to Huntingdon County Elections Coordinator/Voter Registrar Sandy McNeal, the ballots were printed on paper that was too wide to fit in the machines designed to record the results.
Mill Creek reported that it had counted each of its ballots by hand, but voter turnout there numbered only in the 50s. No word was given on how votes in other precincts were being tabulated.
On top of the printing error, weather also played a role in hastening the reporting of results. Flooding caused by heavy rains Tuesday kept some officials from bringing ballots to the courthouse in Huntingdon, according to McNeal.
Information from the Altoona Mirror contributed to this report.