A discrepancy has been found in voting in the Eastdale precinct that shorted votes to some candidates, Election Commission Chairman Mike Walden said.
He said it was brought to his attention that the first name on the ballot in each race at Eastdale got zero votes.
One of those who was shorted votes was Republican state Senate candidate Todd Gardenhire, who had 25 votes in Eastdale but was announced as zero on election night. He had been just 15 votes ahead of Greg Vital in the overall race.
Now his final tally apparently moves to 40 votes ahead of Mr. Vital.
Mr. Walden said Rep. Tommie Brown got 69 votes in Eastdale, but was not credited with any votes on election night. She lost by a large margin to Rep. JoAnne Favors, and it would not affect the outcome.
Also, Quenston Coleman was shorted 32 votes for Democratic 10th state Senate, Dr. Mary Headrick 139 votes for Democratic 3rd District House and Ron Bhalla three votes for Republican 3rd District House.
Mr. Walden said all those candidates will be credited with the votes they actually received.
He said the error was caught while the election results were being audited at the election office. Mr. Walden said election auditors as well as third-party auditors are dealing with the issue.
He said instead of the usual sampling of random precincts there now will be a "100 percent audit" of Tuesday's election.
Mr. Walden said it was determined that the problem was caused "when the memory card was uploading there was a break in communication."
He said, "We are double checking and triple checking the results, and we are confident that the new totals are correct. This was an error that was caught. Our thorough auditing process is one reason we have fair elections."