New Yorkers FURIOUS As Bungled Ballots Arrive Due To ‘Vendor Error’ — Here’s The 411

Written by K. Walker on September 29, 2020

Democrats keep telling Americans that there are no risks to large-scale voting by mail. Really? Then what the hell is happening in New York?

The New York Post reported that absentee ballots sent out to voters in Queens were labeled “for military use only” even if the recipient had never served in the military. The issue could have simply been cleared up if they had used a forward slash on the envelope ie. “Official Absentee/Military ballot” since the same ballot is used for both absentee and military absentee voting.

Voters in New York City have received mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election marked for military use despite never having served in the armed forces — causing confusion and concerns over whether the ballots can or should be used.

The misprint makes it appear that the voters received a “Official Military Absentee Ballot” instead of a “Military/Absentee Ballot,” leaving several borough residents who received the documents — including two Post journalists — worried that their votes might not be properly tallied.

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“I believe that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, referring to the constituents in his Sunnyside district who have reached out to him about receiving the ballots. “It appears that everyone has gotten this particular ballot.”

Experts from both sides of the political aisle said the typo ultimately wouldn’t matter because the city Board of Elections uses the same ballots for both military voters and traditional absentee voters who live in the same district.

Source: New York Post

That seems like a minor problem, but it’s not the only problem.

Some voters despite requesting absentee ballots weeks ago still haven’t received them.

But that’s still not the biggest problem.

The Gothamist is reporting that voters in Brooklyn are receiving ballots that have a much worse problem — the name and address on the return envelope were both wrong, which would make the ballot inside that return envelope void.

It’s being called a “vendor error” but it’s a helluva thing to happen with just a little over a month to go before E-Day and a pandemic raging forcing those at high risk and the hyperventilating fearful sheeple who don’t realize that they are at low risk to vote by mail.

The New York City Board of Elections has mailed out nearly half a million absentee ballots ahead of Election Day this November, as many New Yorkers are opting to vote by mail during the pandemic. Yet some voters are already reporting problems with their ballots that could invalidate someone’s vote if they aren’t caught in time.

Multiple voters in Brooklyn told Gothamist / WNYC that they have received a mislabeled “official absentee ballot envelope.” Normally, the voter inserts their completed ballot into the envelope and signs the outside. But in these cases, their ballot envelopes bear the wrong name and address. If a person signs their own name to this faulty ballot envelope, the ballot would be voided.

So far, voters in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Carroll Gardens, Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Bushwick, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, and Sunset Park have already reported the issue. More than 140,000 absentee ballots have gone out across the borough.

Source: The Gothamist

Voters bombarded the NYC Board of Elections Twitter post with complaints:

The complaints keep piling on and then…

Why would they want to actually take some responsibility for this truly exceptional failure?

 

NYC Board of Elections is trying to get info out, but… the problem seems to be massive.

Jay is not wrong.

It looks like they’re doing the same bang-up job with the election that they did with the coronavirus.

 

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll