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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 29, 2012

State election officials say they will help voters erase records of voting in the wrong primary, an issue that came to light after Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall said he was given a Republican ballot even though he wanted to vote as a Democrat. Tennessee elections coordinator Mark Goins says voters cannot take back a ballot, but they can erase any record of it. By signing a form, documents will reflect an error. Davidson County’s election administrator reported that if poll workers failed to ask which primary a voter wanted, a Republican ballot was automatically selected. He said a new procedure would be put in place to require poll workers to ask each voter their preference. WPLN has the story.