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About 300 Uncounted Votes in Kanawha's Unofficials Results

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Kanawha County officials say about 300 votes were not included in the county’s unofficial election results last week.

Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail that the uncounted votes were from people who voted early and were from the Dunbar area.

She says the incident was an accident, and the result of a card being left in one of the vote-counting machines in the voter registration office on May 10.

The vote totals up until this point have been considered “unofficial.”

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper says he has seen no similar incidents in his 20 years as county commissioner.

McCormick says no races were close enough to be affected by the mistake.