More than 1,000 residents in metro Atlanta, Georgia, never received the requested absentee ballots, city officials say.
Cobb County election officials investigated and found that 1,046 requested absentee ballots were never mailed.
Director of Elections and Records Janine Eveler blamed the situation on human error, as new staff did not follow procedures to ensure mail-in ballots were sent out.
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“I am very disappointed that we have put these voters in a position where they may not have the opportunity to cast their ballot in this general election,” Cobb County Board of Elections President Tori Silas said in a statement. a press release.
Election officials will attempt to contact voters via email or phone to update them on the situation and direct them to their polling place on Election Day.
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To further remedy the mishap, staff mailed overnight absentee ballots to 83 out-of-state addresses and included prepaid overnight return envelopes. They had already sent ballots overnight to 194 residents in that group who had requested ballots.
“With only 3 days until Election Day, we are limited in what we can do. That being the case, we are taking every step possible, despite those limitations, to ensure that these voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots.” Silas added. “After this election, I will join other members of the electoral board to oversee a review of the absentee voting process and work with Ms. Eveler and her staff to improve the county’s absentee voting process to reduce the likelihood of this type of error occurring in the future.”
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