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Nearly 50,000 Voters In Ohio County Received Wrong Ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 50,000 voters obtained incorrect absentee ballots within the county that’s dwelling to Ohio’s capital, elections officers stated Friday as they promised corrected ballots can be mailed inside 72 hours.

With about 240,000 ballots mailed, that meant one in 5 voters obtained a fallacious poll. The error occurred Saturday afternoon when somebody modified a setting on a machine that locations absentee ballots into mailing envelopes, Franklin County elections officers stated Thursday.

Some ballots had an incorrect congressional race, whereas others had the proper info however have been despatched to voters in a unique precinct. The Franklin County Elections Board stated 49,669 voters obtained incorrect ballots out of 237,498 that have been mailed.

The course of to print, stuff the alternative ballots in envelopes and mail them was underway Friday, the Franklin County Elections Board introduced.

The board additionally stated it’ll mail postcards to all affected voters detailing the scenario and highlighting voters’ choices shifting ahead. Those choices embrace voting in-person on the board’s places of work on town’s north facet.

The elections board stated a number of checks are in place to make sure just one voter can forged a poll, together with rejecting any alternative ballots if somebody went forward and voted in particular person.

The information of the inaccurate ballots introduced renewed concentrate on an election seeing an unprecedented variety of absentee poll requests, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and considerations about in-person voting.

On Tuesday, Ohio’s elections chief introduced that Ohio’s 88 elections boards had a document variety of absentee poll purposes. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose stated 2,154,235 purposes had been obtained — greater than double the 1,091,188 absentee ballots purposes on the identical time 4 years in the past.

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