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Tue September 11, 2012
New Ballots Being Sent To PERA Retirees After Error
An error on ballots sent to roughly 29,000 retired workers has forced the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association to print and mail new election ballots.
The Albuquerque Journal quotes association Executive Director Wayne Propst as saying the error will likely cost the public retirement system about $20,000 for the election of a single board seat.
The error was a phrase that required those voting to certify they were "municipal" voters.
It should have said "retiree" voters.
Propst says the ballots could have been deemed legally invalid without correcting the language.
A similar election for the association was halted last year after board members discovered the names of two candidates had been in printed in the wrong order on ballots already been mailed.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.