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Elections Chief in Texas’s Biggest County Resigns After Errors

Election advocates hold campaign signs outside a polling location during primary elections in Austin, Texas, on March 1.

Election advocates hold campaign signs outside a polling location during primary elections in Austin, Texas, on March 1.

Photographer: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg

The top elections official in Texas’s most populous county resigned after the discovery of more than 10,000 ballots from last week’s primary that hadn’t been counted.

Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria announced her plan to depart by July 1 during a meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, according to a video posted to YouTube. She said the timeline would allow a replacement to be in place by November’s general election.