Voters With Double Ballots Should Tear One Up
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 21, 2010 | 986 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Montrose County Mistakenly Sends Two Ballots to Some MONTROSE – The 43 Montrose County voters who got not one – but two – mail-in ballots for the Nov. 2 election can send them back or just throw them away, said County Elections Supervisor Debbie Rudy.

Mistakenly sending two ballots was the result of a clerical error made by a vendor for the county, Rudy said.

“The 43 electors have all been notified by phone,” she said. “Some of them have actually returned them but they didn’t have to. We told them they could dispose of that second ballot.”

The county said in a news release that it became aware of the “clerical issue” involving the mailing house that handled the mail-in ballots. The release stated that “processes have been put in place” to assure that no one can vote with more than one ballot.

“If you are an individual affected by this issue please rest assured that it will not affect your vote,” the news release stated.

Despite the high number of items on this General Election ballot, Rudy said mail-in ballots, sent out to voters earlier this month, have been coming back at a fast and furious pace.

Rudy said the double-ballot issue has been taken care of, and now she and county staff are trying to cope with getting all the votes counted.

“It’s like a zoo. The mail in returns are coming in great and we’re getting slammed,” she said. “I can’t tell the numbers yet because we don’t have them all processed out.”
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