BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – At least one county in Illinois admits its ballots to military personnel weren’t mailed on time.

That’s as the U.S. Department of Justice is checking on the issue in Illinois and has brought lawsuits in other states.

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St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney says about 1,100 absentee ballots to military personnel didn’t get mailed by the Sept. 18 deadline. Most of those voters are connected to Scott Air Force Base.

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Delaney says the ballots were mailed by Oct. 4 because he was waiting for a court decision on whether the Constitution Party would be allowed on the ballot. He says it was fiscally responsible to wait, otherwise he might have had to send ballots out twice.

The ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 1 and election officials have until Nov. 15 to count them.

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