• At least 20 polling sites in Pinal County, Arizona, ran low or ran out of ballots on election day, ABC15 reported.
  • The shortage comes after the county sent out incorrect ballots to 63,000 voters last month.
  • Republican leaders are calling on the county's elections director to resign. 

An "unprecedented demand for in-person ballots" caused some polling locations in Pinal County, Arizona, to run out of ballots on election day Tuesday, the county said on Facebook.

County officials told ABC15 that at least 20 of the county's 95 polling sites ran low or ran out of ballots during the election.

The Republican National Committee said the shortage, paired with other voting issues in the county, was a "comprehensive failure" and called for the resignation of the county's election director, David Frisk.

"This is a comprehensive failure that disenfranchises Arizonans and exemplifies why Republican-led efforts for transparency at the ballot box are so important," GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement on Twitter. "Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk should resign immediately."

Frisk didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. County spokesperson James Daniels told Insider everyone in line by the time polls closed at 7 p.m. was able to cast a ballot despite the shortage. 

The county said on Facebook Tuesday night that it printed extra ballots for precincts that needed them.

"Due to unprecedented demand for in-person ballots, Pinal County has experienced a ballot shortage in certain limited precincts," the county said. "Pinal County continues to print additional ballots and distribute them to each affected precinct polling place."

The ballot supply issues came after the county sent out 63,000 ballots with mistakes voters in July, ABC15 reported.

County officials told ABC15 that human error caused some of the ballots to be printed without municipal races, while some voters who were ineligible to vote in municipal races had them on their ballots. 

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