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Tue Sep 29, 2020, 02:22 PM Sep 2020

New York City voters get absentee ballots with wrong names, addresses [View all]

Source: USA Today

Voters in New York City say they've received absentee ballots with the wrong names and addresses on their ballot envelopes, adding confusion to how they'll vote and whether their votes will count in the November election.

It's unclear just how many voters are facing the issue but scores on Twitter and in local media reported receiving envelopes to return their ballots which have the wrong names, addresses and voter IDs on them.

Rachel Garbade, 27, who lives in Brooklyn, said the issue "adds more anxiety and fear" about whether her vote will count in an election already plagued with doubts about how the large influx of mail-in votes due to the coronavirus pandemic will be processed and counted.

"I don't understand why something of this level importance wasn't taken so super seriously and errors weren't double checked," Garbade told USA TODAY.

The problem appears primarily centered in Brooklyn after voters in several neighborhoods received their absentee ballots Monday. Garbade, however, said her grandfather, who lives in Queens, had the same issue.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/29/new-york-city-voters-get-absentee-ballots-wrong-name-address/3570961001/

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Well ... are they just people who used to live in the residence? mr_lebowski Sep 2020 #1
Later in the art is says: OneCrazyDiamond Sep 2020 #2
Okay thanks ... clarifies that question but raises another ... mr_lebowski Sep 2020 #3
I hear that. OneCrazyDiamond Sep 2020 #9
No - absentee ballots are only being sent to those who requested them brooklynite Oct 2020 #24
"1 in 5 mail ballots rejected in botched NYC primary" PoliticAverse Sep 2020 #4
This plays right into Trumps hands - obviously invalid ballots! nt Earthshine2 Sep 2020 #5
Phoenix Graphics out of Rochester is responsible mainer Sep 2020 #6
Good information, thanks! Another republican setup. George II Sep 2020 #8
There are only a few angry comments on their FB page, so far. Habibi Sep 2020 #13
When it comes to republicans and elections... SergeStorms Sep 2020 #14
sabotage, perhaps? so Trump can point and scream? RussBLib Oct 2020 #22
NYC BOE should have checked all documents before distribution brooklynite Oct 2020 #25
This is ominous. not_the_one Sep 2020 #7
Was Brooklyn's USPS targeted by DeJoy inc.??? ananda Sep 2020 #10
Please see comment #6 - it's not the city's fault FakeNoose Sep 2020 #12
Thanks. So it's a Republican hatchet job. ananda Sep 2020 #15
If I hire a company to do something and I'm managing the contract, I'M RESPONSIBLE brooklynite Oct 2020 #26
OK that's valid FakeNoose Oct 2020 #27
Want to bet they never looked or called to verify. Historic NY Sep 2020 #11
If you received one you correct it by doing this..... BigmanPigman Sep 2020 #16
I find it significant that it targets Democratic precincts mainer Sep 2020 #17
It's two counties in/around NYC. Igel Sep 2020 #20
Russian pre-election dry run? mpcamb Sep 2020 #18
When we got our Virginia absentee ballots, my wife andI scrupulously examined every word for Nitram Sep 2020 #19
Just vote in person, NY has early voting. radius777 Oct 2020 #21
"Phoenix Graphics did not respond to USA TODAY's request for comment" Of course they didn't Bengus81 Oct 2020 #23
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