NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- The Davidson County Election Commission released a list of eligible provisional ballot voters on Sunday after early voters received the wrong ballot earlier in the week.
Mid-term election leaders said 438 voters were impacted by this mistake, all because of a district misassignment, and that it won’t happen again.
FOX 17 News’ Payton Muse went straight to election officials to get more information ahead of Tuesday’s election day.
“How are you all ensuring that voters are not going to be deterred from the polls based on the issues that we faced this week?” Payton Muse, Fox 17 News reporter asked.
“Sure. I think our message is we have worked endless hours to check people's precincts to make sure that they would have access to the correct ballot, before they show up on Tuesday,” Jeff Roberts with Davidson County Elections said.
“Now, in order to do that, some individuals may vote, instead of voting on the voting machines, you will be offered a yellow envelope that has your name on it with your specific ballot inside,” Roberts said.
Roberts said there’s several districts impacted by this, but officials have a plan in place to prevent this from happening in the future. But says there’s a plan in place to prevent this from happening again.
First, they must put Tuesday’s election behind them before they can dig into the root cause of the mishap.
“We will then sit down and see what caused the issue to begin with, you know, ‘where did it originate?’ So that when we do re-districting again in 10 years, we don't go through this issue, with the voters getting in the wrong, misassigned precinct,” he said.
Roberts wants voters to know it’s their goal to make sure voters feel comfortable and they're going the extra mile to make sure each and every voter will get the absolute ballot that they are supposed to get on election day.
For those who do have a provisional special ballot those votes have to be cast at their office not at polling spots.
Those ballots are only counted if there’s an election contest is filed.
Voting goes from 7 a.m. on Tuesday until 7 p.m.