Elections officials said the error was found after the Secretary of State’s office questioned election participation numbers Dec. 20. Kendall said at the Tuesday meeting that the uncounted votes were found that afternoon and board Chairman Dave Fisher was notified.
The board’s first public discussion of the problem was held Tuesday. It had discussed having another county elections office investigate, but Fisher later was told one county could not investigate another.
Deputy Director Ian Ridgeway will oversee the office until an interim or acting director is appointed, Fisher said. Ridgeway has been with the elections office since late October.
Jon Keeling of the Secretary of State’s Office said investigation goals included to “make sure such a failure does not happen again in Miami County, or any county.”
No other Ohio county’s election is under investigation, Keeling said.