Indiana election worker who turned away voters faces action

PERU, Ind. (AP): A northern Indiana clerk says one of her employees will face discipline after about 30 people left a polling site during Tuesday’s primary when they were told they likely wouldn’t be able to vote.

Miami County Clerk of the Courts Tawna Leffel-Sands says the polling site at the county courthouse in Peru was about to close at 6 p.m. when the worker told some people in line they probably wouldn’t be able to vote.

She says about 30 people in the line of some 130 voters walked away. Leffel-Sands says she learned what had happened and brought some of them back to vote.

She says she “sincerely apologizes” for the situation.

Leffel-Sands says the employee will face discipline because of the incident once she consults with the county’s attorney.

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