Its not on the scale of Floridas woes, but the city of Eagle is dealing with its own election nightmare.
A measure to approve bonds to buy the City Hall building failed by 25 votes, just shy of the percentage needed to trigger an automatic recount.
But the city and the Ada County Elections Office have said that some Eagle residents received ballots that did not contain the bond initiative.
County officials discovered the error early on Election Day and corrected it within the first hour of voting, but its not clear how many voters received the incorrect ballot.
Eagle Councilwoman Mary Defayette said the city has talked to the county and is still exploring its options. One possibility is to hold another election, but with the states consolidated election law, its possible that would not take place until May.
Defayette said the city will discuss what to do at its 6:30 p.m. council meeting on Tuesday.
So what went wrong?
The ballot mixup occurred in at least one of Eagles 16 split precincts. In a split precinct, some voters reside within Eagle city limits and some voters dont.
Which ballot the poll worker gives the voter, of course, depends on where the voter lives. Eagle residents should have received a ballot with the City Hall initiative, while other voters got one without it.
At the Eagle Middle School polling place, a worker gave at least one Eagle resident an incorrect ballot. The voter realized the error after she voted and was walking to her car. She told the Statesman that she queried three nearby voters about the City Hall bond initiative, and all three said it wasnt on their ballot, either.
She contacted Ada County and Eagle officials about the mistake.
The county said it has confirmed at least one case in which a city voter did not receive the right ballot. In some cases, officials said, voters who thought they lived within Eagle city limits actually did not.
Cynthia Sewell: 377-6428, Twitter: @CynthiaSewell