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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Crumpled Mill Creek ballot box was accidentally hit

Plans are in the works to replace it


Last updated 10/2/2020 at 5:36pm

Photo courtesy of Marjorie Rhodes

A damaged ballot box sits in front of the Mill Creek Post Office. The police responded to the incident and learned that the damage was accidental, when a semi truck had trouble navigating the roundabout.

The ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office was hit accidentally and should be replaced by the time ballots arrive in mailboxes Oct. 15.

Mill Creek Police Officer Todd Bridgman investigated the incident at 15833 Mill Creek Boulevard. He said the damage was unintentional. It was struck by a semi-truck as the driver was trying to navigate a roundabout.

"We didn't issue any tickets or anything," Bridgman said. "It was an accident."

That particular ballot box is a prized item for some local voters, with resident Glenda Teck saying she has used it over time. Teck was part of the effort to...

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