Fifty-five uncounted ballots have been found in Chenango County and now, election officials are explaining what happened.

According to Democratic Elections Commissioner Carol Franklin, the votes were found while looking through locked drawers for early ballots.

Eleven of those ballots cannot be used because the voters were not registered, but those remaining 44 ballots could swing some races, including the 22nd Congressional District race.

The commissioner says a cyber attack that reportedly happened in October set the process back.

"Having ransomware, and losing all our information and being delayed up until the night before the election didn't help us any," said Franklin. "The election, was conducted as it should have been, and we stand by what we did and how we did it and we know that the voters have confidence in us."

As of right now, only about a dozen votes reportedly separate Congressional candidates Claudia Tenney and Anthony Brindisi.

Correction: A previous version of this article issued in the headline that Chemung County had lost the votes. Chenango County is the correct location.