50,000 Ohio voters to receive new mail ballots

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) After almost 29,000 incorrect election ballots were sent to voters in Allegheny County, Midwest Direct sent 50,000 incorrect ballots out to voters in Ohio last week.

Midwest Direct is the company contracted to handle the printing and shipping of ballots.

The 50,000 incorrect ballots accounts for about 21% of the mailed in Franklin County, which includes the Ohio State capital, Columbus.

Both Pennsylvania and Ohio are working to re-send correct ballots to the voters who received the incorrect ones.

Pennsylvania and Ohio are not the only states seeing issues with massive numbers of mail-in ballots.

New York had to recently re-send 100,000 ballots after a printing error was spotted.

“Because of the high-stakes nature of this election, we need to do all we can to ensure this election runs smoothly and that voters have all the resources they need to get their questions answered, so they can be confident that their vote counts and we can all be confident that the results of the election are accurate,” said Suzanne Almeida of Common Cause PA, which is heading up the effort in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.