Ballot drop box was not tampered with Monday, Pittsylvania County registrar says

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A ballot drop box in Pittsylvania County was not tampered with despite the back door of the empty ballot drop box coming open when a citizen pulled on it.

This is the conclusion reported by Pittsylvania County Registrar Kelly Keesee, who said it was a simple mechanical failure and not tampering.

“Based on the security footage, there is absolutely no evidence of tampering or any ballots being removed or misplaced,” she said. “The box is completely functional at this time.”

Keessee said a voter showed up Monday, which was a state holiday, to find the drop box locked and the office closed. The box was emptied Friday, the last official business day. The registrar said the voter in question walked around the box looking for a way to drop his ballot and that is when the back door opened. She confirmed the incident with security footage.

“Voters can rest assured that Pittsylvania County is following all state and federal guidelines to ensure that ballots are delivered in a timely manner and counted accurately,” Keesee said.

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