NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- More than a dozen Queens voters who requested absentee ballots ahead of the November election received ballots marked for military use, according to a report.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer told the New York Post at least 12 of his Sunnyside constituents reported receiving ballots marked “Official Military Absentee Ballot,” instead of “Military/Absentee Ballot," despite the fact that they have never served in the military.
Voters in Richmond Hill, Forest Hills and Astoria also received the “Official Military Absentee Ballots," according to the outlet.
A spokeswoman for the New York City Board of Elections told the outlet the missing slash between “Military” and “Absentee” on the ballots was simply a typo. The ballots will be fully counted, the spokeswoman noted.
Nevertheless, Van Bramer called the error “absolutely outrageous.”
“This apparent typo just has everyone confused and believing these are invalid ballots,” he told the Post. “Did no one proof this?”