(Sedalia)–The county clerk in west-central Missouri’s Pettis County says 12-hundred absentee ballots that were delivered to the Sedalia Post Office on September 21st are still missing in the mail. Clerk Nicholas La Strada tells KDRO Radio that his office staff worked until midnight Saturday to reprocess 12-hundred ballots, and those were delivered to the post office on Tuesday:

La Strada emphasizes that his office will not disenfranchise the rights of Pettis County voters. He also says that if a voter receives a second ballot, his office and Missouri’s Centralized Voter Registration System will only allow them to receive the first ballot submitted. Missourinet has contacted the United States Post Office’s corporate communications district in St. Louis about the Pettis County ballots and has not received a response yet.