KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 1,000 additional ballots were approved to be counted Monday morning in Johnson County as scrutiny over the counting of provisional ballots grows.
The Johnson County Board of Canvassers met Monday to discuss which votes should – and which votes shouldn't – be counted.
The board decided to throw out 898 votes for a variety of reasons.
Of the votes that will not be tabulated Tuesday, 219 people weren't registered to vote. One person voted early and then died before the election, 272 people incorrectly changed party affiliation and one person was not 18 years old.
"When a voter demanded they vote for a party, with whom they are not affiliated, that vote is not permitted because you can't change party affiliation,” said Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker.
153 voters signatures also did not match their voter record.
272 ballots recommended to NOT be counted because a voter registered with a party insisted on voting on the other party’s ballot. Voters can’t change parties after June 1. #JoCoCanvasspic.twitter.com/rYQhjCyRHm