GWINNETT — Gwinnett County election officials are reporting issues counting absentee ballots submitted by mail.
The problem affects at least 80,000 ballots, which are counted in batches. About 3,200 batches containing 50 sheets of paper in each batch have at least one ballot that can’t be processed, according to Gwinnett County spokesman Joe Sorenson.
The county election board voted Tuesday night to scan and upload the batches with the intention of checking the ballots that can’t be read to see if the ballot is valid. Vote totals are likely to change as election officials review unreadable ballots.
A total of 2,700 batches of ballots were processed without issue.