Enderson’s name added to Benson council ballot
Those who cast absentee ballots without his name can get new ones
By Reed Anfinson
When the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office published the ballots for the Benson City Council race, one name was left off.
Dan Enderson filed to run for a seat on the city council not too long before the 5 p.m., Aug. 16, deadline. However, the ballot posted by the Secretary of State’s office on its website didn’t include his name.
City of Benson staff noticed Oct. 6 Enderson’s name was missing when they looked at the printed ballots for publication in the Swift County Monitor-News ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. They then notified Swift County Auditor Kim Saterbak of the omission.
Once certifying that Enderson had met the legal deadline for filing for office, Saterbak filed a petition with the 8th Judicial District Court to get his name added.
“Swift County elections staff determined that Enderson’s Affidavit of Candidacy was filed timely, but due to a clerical error, the Minnesota Secretary of State – Election Report System was not updated, and therefore, incorrect information was sent to the printing vendor,” Saterbak’s petition stated.
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