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Election snafu in Draper, where 1,300-plus ballots sat unmailed at the printer’s office

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At least, Draper City Council candidate Cal Roberts hopes that’s the case after hundreds of missing ballots for voters in his neighborhood were dropped in the mail Tuesday.

They were discovered earlier in the day sitting at a printer’s office instead of being mailed out last week with other ballots — an oversight being blamed on a coding error by the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office.

“How will it affect my campaign? That’s yet to be seen," Roberts told The Tribune on Tuesday evening. "I’m hoping not negatively.”

Precinct 1, the city’s largest with 1,300 to 1,400 voters, helped Roberts survive the August primary, with what he says was over 70% support.