CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some early voters in Calhoun City encountered long lines and wrong ballots.
Calhoun County Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker said a little over two hundred citizens voted before 8 a.m. and didn't realize the Calhoun County School Board race for District 4 was not on the ballot.
"Possibly a miscommunication of which ballot a particular person should get. That's the reason they received the wrong ballot and some of them didn't have school board members when they actually should have," said Baker.
Baker said because of this years redistricting, the ballots had to be split. Poll workers were given two different ballots to encode on the voter cards. Baker said some how the instructions got crossed.
"I went to the precinct and rectified the situation and got it corrected and I know now they are receiving the ballots that they should be receiving," Baker added.
Betty Holland Stephen said she has been working at the polls for years. She said today's hiccup was unfortunate.
"We were not using the right number and it was encoded wrong," said Stephen.
She said the ballot numbers assigned to each voter listed in the poll books was different than what workers were told. She said workers should have been using the encoder numbers and not the ballot style number.
"We all got training the way we should have. I just don't know exactly what happened," said Baker.
As far as the voters who cast the wrong ballot, leaders said their is no do-over unless the race is contested.