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Pinal County has hired a new elections director amid a "deeply embarrassing" primary election day ballot shortage controversy, county officials said in a press release on Thursday.
The county has hired now-former recorder Virginia Ross as the county's new elections director. The former election director, David Frisk, "is no longer in the position of Elections Director and is no longer employed by Pinal County."
The county did not clarify whether Frisk was fired or whether he resigned from his position.
Hundreds of voters may have been turned away in the county on Tuesday as numerous polling places experienced ballot shortages. The ballot shortage was due to an "unprecedented demand for in-person ballots" in certain precincts, the county said Tuesday on Twitter.
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