Some New York City voters have received absentee ballots with the wrong names and addresses on the return envelopes. The faulty ballots were sent to unknown number of voters in Brooklyn and could result in some ballots being voided. (Sept. 29)
- So, all these people on Facebook started to look in their-- at their ballots, because people started receiving them yesterday in my neighborhood. And everybody's was wrong. And then not only were people's addresses and names wrong, but on the ballot itself, it says official absentee military ballot. And-- I can show you. Military ballot. It's supposed to have a slash between absentee and military. So, absentee and/or military. But because there's not a slash there, it makes-- when you read it, you think that you got a military ballot.
You open it, you have your ballot. Hi, I'm not in the military, although I appreciate that. Then you have this envelope, which is the outer envelope that you mail everything back in that goes to the board of elections. That's correct. Then this is the security envelope. It has a different name, a different barcode, and her voter ID. And then on the back, is where you sign it. So, if I signed my name on that, it would not be the same name as the woman whose security envelope this is.
It's infuriating. It's infuriating. It's-- for this election, where the sheer number of people requesting absentee ballots, which of course will far surpass any other election we've had because of the pandemic. And because of this, it will force people to vote in person during a pandemic, when they did not feel safe doing so. I'm furious. I'm furious. I hate that I have to make that choice.