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Brooklyn voters report getting ballot return envelops with wrong name and address. The error could invalidate their vote.

Added 09-29-20 01:14:02am EST - “"This is not my ballot, we have this random lady's ballot ?" it's like they messed this up in a big way," Victoria Edel told THE CITY.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Brooklyn voters report getting ballot return envelops with wrong name and address. The error could invalidate their vote.”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Voters across Brooklyn reported getting a mislabeled "official absentee ballot envelope," that could potentially invalidate their absentee vote, several local outlets reported.

Gothamist and WNYC reported that multiple people across almost 10 neighborhoods got ballots with return envelops that had the wrong name and address.

In that case, if they were to fill it out and send it back, their vote could be attributed to someone else. If the signature on the ballot does not match the identification on the return envelope, the vote could be voided.

The New York City Board of Elections has mailed out almost 500,000 absentee ballots, including 140,000 in Brooklyn, as more people elect to vote by mail due to the pandemic. 

Victoria Edel told THE CITY that she received a return envelope with the name and address of a woman who lives a street over. The woman's last name also began with a "D."

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