Nearly 800 Nassau County voters got mislabeled absentee ballot envelopes: report

An absentee ballot is shown October 29, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York.
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The vendor that sent mislabeled absentee ballot envelopes to nearly 100,000 Brooklyn voters also sent mislabeled ballots to nearly 800 Nassau County voters, according to a report. 

The New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday said 99,477 voters in Brooklyn received absentee ballot return envelopes bearing the wrong name and address. On Wednesday, Jim Scheurerman, a Nassau County Board of Elections commissioner, told the New York Post that nearly 800 voters in Nassau County also received mislabeled envelopes. 

“There was an issue with the vendor,” he said. “We didn’t want this to happen, but the problem is being rectified quickly.” 

Rochester-based Phoenix Graphics, which printed the ballots, said the error was caused by “mechanical-inserting issues,” adding that “less than 1 percent of mailings” were affected, according to the outlet. 

The vendor is sending new ballots to all of the voters who received mislabeled envelopes, the outlet reported.