‘Mapping error’ leads to 30K Pennsylvania voters receiving incorrect ballots

‘Mapping error’ leads to 30K Pennsylvania voters receiving incorrect ballots


A “mapping error” led to nearly 30,000 voters in Pennsylvania receiving wrong ballots ahead of November’s election, officials said Wednesday.

The incorrect batch of ballots — 28,879, to be exact — was mailed out to residents in Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, on Sept. 28 by contractor Midwest Direct, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

About 20 voters contacted county officials last week saying they’d gotten the wrong ballot, with the company then discovering that a “ballot image mapping error” led to the mistaken dispatch.

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The county said the error “resulted in individual voter’s information being matched to the ballot for the next voter in that batch.”

New ballots — marked “corrected ballot” on the envelope — will be sent and voters can expect to receive them next week, the county told the Post-Gazette. The correct ballots will also include a letter explaining the snafu and instructing the voter to destroy the old ballot if they still have it.

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