Glendale woman receives 2 ballots for GOP primary to replace Trent Franks

- The upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District 8 has a crowded field of candidates, but one local woman was baffled, when she had a crowded mailbox filled with two ballots to cast in the Republican primary.

Evie Hendricks has been a regular voter for 50 years, but even she has never seen something like this.

"Last Friday, I received two ballots for the new special election coming up," said Hendricks.

Hendricks lives in Glendale, within CD8, where an election is on to replace Trent Franks.

She thought about just throwing the extra ballot away. Then, however, Hendricks got curious.

"Would it go through?"  asked Hendricks.

So, Hendricks and her husband made a call to find out exactly what happened. Officials with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office say this is one of the only cases they've seen in the past two decades.

Apparently, it all came down to a mix-up of numbers and a voter re-registration, when Hendricks renewed her license last summer.

"We had a voter who had registered initially in 1989, and there was not a lot of information on that," said Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, in a phone interview. "There was a transposition of a birth date, as I understand it, and so a new record was created."

Since Hendrick brought up the error, both of her records have been merged.

But will she still cast both primary votes?

"Ha! I think I'll stick to one," said Hendricks.

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