At least three people in Chatham County were given the wrong ballot while trying to vote Tuesday.
Poll workers in Chatham County accidentally handed out ballots to at least three voters without Amendment 1 on them. For the primary election there are different ballots for voters 17 and under who will turn 18 before the general election in November, those ballots do not include the marriage amendment.
One woman filed a formal complaint by e-mail with Chatham County's Board of Elections, said Dawn Stumpf, director of elections for Chatham County. The wrong ballots were give out right as polls opened at 6:30 a.m. at the Hickory Mountain precinct at Pleasantville United Methodist Church, she said.
One woman who was given a wrong ballot realized it before she voted and asked for the right ballot. Two voters didn't realize it until after they submitted their ballot, but did not want to file a complaint, Stumpf said.
Polling sites have scanners to help poll workers determine which ballot to give to voters, but Hickory Mountain's scanner was down this morning, which made it confusing for volunteers, she said.
"I guess there was a lot of confusion. There's a lot of ballot styles ... it's very confusing for poll workers to have so many ballot styles," she said.
The scanner at the Hickory Mountain precinct is now working and the county has not received any more complaints, she said.
--Katelyn Ferral, staff writer