The office of Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter has not taken any action on approximately 70 persons who, according to records, illegally voted in the June 12 Democratic Party preferential primary runoff elections here, Election Coordinator Will Fox said recently.

The office of Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter has not taken any action on approximately 70 persons who, according to records, illegally voted in the June 12 Democratic Party preferential primary runoff elections here, Election Coordinator Will Fox said recently.

The Jefferson County Election Commission met Monday.

The commission decided in late June to present to Hunter the names of 65 voters who apparently voted in the runoffs after voting Republican in the May 22 primary. Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson then added several names to the list after she and her staff made a secondary investigation.

Afterward, Fox and commissioners Trey Ashcraft, Stu Soffer and Shara Williams began interviewing election workers to determine what might have occurred in leading to the crossover irregularities, 16 of which took place at one polling place.

Fox said Monday that Hunter and his staff are usually kept busy with matters that might be deemed more critical than the voting irregularities. The prosecutor couldn’t be reached by a reporter for comment on whether charges were being considered.

In other business at Monday’s meeting, Soffer – recently named to the state election commission – said he would request that the state reimburse $40,000 to the local panel to help finance its October and November expenses.