TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- - A northeast Kansas elections official says up to 87 voters at a Topeka polling place got the wrong ballots in this week's party primaries.
Shawnee County Elections Commissioner Elizabeth Ensley Deiter (DYE'-duhr) said Thursday the problem occurred because a poll worker didn't follow her training. Ensley dismissed the worker Tuesday afternoon while the primary was under way.
A Topeka church served as the polling place for two precincts that lie in different Kansas House districts. Both districts -- the 52nd and the 56th -- had a contested Republican primary that may have been affected by the mix-up.
Deiter says her office can't pinpoint which voters were given the wrong ballots. The Shawnee County Commission will decide next week how to respond as it certifies election results.
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