The Riley County Clerk’s Office says it was notified of a clerical error Monday in the local redistricting map, which caused 10 Manhattan residents to cast their ballot for the wrong legislative candidate.
Four streets in the area near Sunset Cemetery were incorrectly placed into the 67th State District rather than the 66th. That includes Stratton Circle, Edgerton Avenue, Meadowmere Court and Westview Drive. A total of 101 registered voters live in that redistricted area, after maps were redrawn this past year, per state statute. The Clerk’s Office says it has corrected the clerical error and noted Tuesday that the remaining 91 voters will receive the ballot for the 66th District state representative race. The 67th District includes a total of 16,081 registered voters. Those 10 who already voted will not be able to vote again.
Democratic State Representative Sydney Carlin is unopposed in the 66th District. The 67th District race features Republican State Representative Mike Dodson and Democratic challenger Kim Zito. All three candidates have been notified of the error.