The election commission's apology

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/4/2018 4:00 PM

The DuPage County Election Commission has issued the following apology:

"On the evening of March 20, 2018, during the General Primary Election, the DuPage County Election Commission experienced an issue following the close of polls that delayed the reporting of election results. This issue, which involved an outside vendor's printing of an "ender card" form which did not conform with the printing bid specifications, did not affect any voter's ability to cast a ballot at the polls, nor did it affect the count of ballots processed at the polling place, the memory cards, or the integrity of the process.


"Following a pre-election process involving this form established in 2001, the election commission had not experienced an ender card issue in the nearly two decades of its use.

"We apologize to the voters, judges of election, and elected officials for any inconvenience the delay may have caused. Such a delay is unacceptable and the election commission will take every measure necessary to ensure the issue encountered is resolved.

"We also wish to thank the judges of election at the polling place and both the Republican and Democratic Party representatives assisting at the commission for their dedication ensuring the integrity of the process remained intact.

"We deeply regret the delay and will take the necessary steps to correct the situation."

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