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Wrong ballots handed out in Waterbury

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© Registrar of Voters in Waterbury has confirmed there was a ballot shortage at the Waterville Recreational Center. © Registrar of Voters in Waterbury has confirmed there was a ballot shortage at the Waterville Recreational Center.
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Registrar of Voters in Waterbury has confirmed the wrong ballots were used at a polling location Tuesday night.

Election officials said poll workers distributed 14 ballots from the 72nd District instead of ones from the 73rd District at the Waterville Recreational Center. The 14 votes for the 73rd District have been scrapped and should not affect any other race except the 73rd District race.

Democrat Jeffrey J. Berger is the current representative for the 73rd District and he was being challenged by Republican Dennis Odle.

Election officials said they believe as long as the state representative race does not come down to 14 votes, everything should be fine. However, they admit it was a "human error."

The Connecticut secretary of state's office has been notified about the mistake.

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