NewsPublic Affairs / October 29, 2018

School Candidate's Name Missing From Some Absentee Ballots

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Indiana city are sending new absentee ballots after a school board candidate's name was missing.

Dangelo Coles says voters called him last week to say they didn't see his name on the ballot in East Chicago. Five people are running for a school board seat.

Lake County's acting elections director, Paula Miraldi, says it was a mistake . She says staff sent out about 30 absentee ballots that had been copied from a list that didn't have Coles' name.

Coles, who is making his first run for office, says he's hired an attorney to possibly challenge results after the Nov. 6 election. He is dean of students at the Gary Lighthouse Charter Academy.

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