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Paper Shortages Could Hit Upcoming Elections, County Officials Warn

From National Association of Counties: Supply-chain issues could impact the paper — the ballots, envelopes and inserts — that county election officials will need for the November 2022 elections, a panel of election officials warned Saturday, Feb. 12. In addition to supply-chain issues, the paper industry has reported they are also contending with tightening capacity and a labor shortage.

“There’s not only the paper shortage, but the cost of the paper,” said Aaron Flannery of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, who took part in the panel discussion about elections at a meeting of NACo’s Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee … (click to read more)

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