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On the eve of Wednesday’s start to early voting, election security was at the forefront of the Tippecanoe County Clerk’s debate.

Democratic law professor Vicky Woeste and Republican Fairfield Township Trustee Julie Roush debated the county’s election system in front of a crowd at the county office building.

Roush says though the current voting machines are old, they’re still secure and should be replaced after the U.S. Election Assistance Commission updates voting standards.

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As WBAA set up its mini-golf conversations about this year’s local elections, every single candidate responded in some way. Unfortunately, not every one chose to participate. The sheriff’s candidates got together after their one formal debate and decided they’d forego golfing. Both clerk candidates initially questioned the format, but only one of them could be persuaded to putter around the course.

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    The Tippecanoe County Election Board is slated to meet Friday to certify the results of last week’s primary election. 

County Clerk Christa Coffey says the board also will address computer problems that frequently prevented poll workers from accessing voter registration records.

Tippecanoe County officials are contacting some West Lafayette voters who cast their ballots early, after a computer error gave them the wrong ballot.

Tippecanoe County Clerk Christa Coffey says 94 voters in Wabash Township, which contains West Lafayette, received ballots containing the wrong city council race, thanks to a software error in the computer voting system the county employs. Coffey says the error was pinpointed Sunday after multiple people kept insisting their ballot was incorrect, even though the registration indicated they were in the right district.