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Politics Brooklyn voters report getting ballot return envelops with the wrong name and address. The error could invalidate their vote.

10:36  29 september  2020
10:36  29 september  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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  • Brooklyn residents reported receiving absentee ballots with envelopes with the wrong name and address, Gothamist reported.
  • The New York City Board of Elections told THE CITY that a private vendor hired to print and distribute absentee ballots in Brooklyn and Queen is responsible for the error.
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Voters across Brooklyn reported getting a mislabeled "official absentee ballot envelope," that could potentially invalidate their absentee vote, several local outlets reported.

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A vote -by-mail voter who is unable to return the ballot may designate another person to return the ballot . A person designated to return a vote -by-mail ballot shall not receive any form of compensation based on the number of ballots that the person returns and an individual, group, or organization shall

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Gothamist and WNYC reported that multiple people across almost 10 neighborhoods got ballots with return envelops that had the wrong name and address.

In that case, if they were to fill it out and send it back, their vote could be attributed to someone else. If the signature on the ballot does not match the identification on the return envelope, the vote could be voided.

The New York City Board of Elections has mailed out almost 500,000 absentee ballots, including 140,000 in Brooklyn, as more people elect to vote by mail due to the pandemic.

Victoria Edel told THE CITY that she received a return envelope with the name and address of a woman who lives a street over. The woman's last name also began with a "D."

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"I just got back from voting and had to cast a provisional ballot because my name was not on the list at my precinct, even though I had received a sample "We have been registered voters at the same address for many years and have never failed to vote in an election," he wrote, saying his neighbors

"This is not my ballot, we have this random lady's ballot — it's like they messed this up in a big way," Edel told THE CITY.

The Board of Elections did not reply to Business Insider's request for comment at the time of publication but a spokesperson told THE CITY that a vendor hired to print and distribute absentee ballots in Brooklyn and Queens, Phoenix Graphics of Rochester, New York was responsible for the error.

Phoenix Graphics could not be reached by phone or email for comment at the time of publication.

"We are determining how many voters have been affected but we can assure that the vendor will address this problem in future mailings, and make sure people who received erroneous envelopes receive new ones," Valerie Vasquez told THE CITY. "We will ensure on behalf of the voters in Brooklyn that the proper ballots and ballot envelopes are in the hands of the voters in advance of Election Day so they can vote."

Jeremy Klopman told Gothamist that he also received an envelope with the wrong name and address and he's concerned the error could ruin people's faith in voting in areas where a race maybe close.

"My heart just started sinking because I'm sitting there thinking, if they sent out half a million ballots already to the wrong place, that's going to cause a huge problem to claw them all back," Klopman told Gothamist. "There's definitely a sinking feeling."

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NYC elections board says nearly 100,000 Brooklyn voters received wrong ballot return envelopes .
A misprint by a third-party vendor caused nearly 100,000 Brooklyn voters to receive absentee ballot return envelopes with the wrong address and names printed on them, the New York City Board of Elections said, and voters will be sent new ballots. © Yaffa Fredrick/CNN Misprinted absentee ballot envelope sent to a Brooklyn voter In New York, absentee voters must place their completed absentee ballots into a return envelope, known as an "oath" envelope, that includes the voter's name, address and voter ID. The oath envelope is then placed inside a second envelope to be returned to local election officials.

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