Nearly 100K Brooklyn voters receive mislabeled absentee ballot envelopes

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Nearly 100,000 voters in Brooklyn received absentee ballots with the wrong names and addresses on the return envelopes, according to reports.

Voters in neighborhoods including Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bushwick and Sunset Park told Gothamist / WNYC they received absentee ballot envelopes with someone else’s name and address on them. 

The New York City Board of Elections confirmed that some voters received the mislabeled envelopes, blaming it on an “outside vendor error.” A spokesperson for the board told CNN the envelope misprint affected 99,477 voters. 

BOE Executive Director Michael Ryan on Tuesday said the vendor would mail out new ballots to those voters “to make certain that absolutely no disenfranchisement occurs in the borough of Brooklyn."

Voters who received the wrong envelope can also send a direct message to the BOE via Twitter, email the BOE at Apply4Absentee@boe.nyc or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC, the BOE tweeted.