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Some provisional ballots from this last election were tossed out in Douglas County and the reason given was "inappropriate change of party affiliation." Can you explain?

Forty-three voters attempted to switch their party affiliations on Election Day, which is not allowed under state law, said Marni Penrod, deputy county clerk for elections. They must do so before the registration period ends. Those voters cast provisional ballots, and the Douglas County Board of Canvassers opted not to allow their votes to count.

However, Penrod noted, unaffiliated voters are allowed to declare a party on Election Day and vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary.


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