Election Coverage
9:58 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Vendor Blamed For Absentee Voting Problems Near Dayton

Elections officials in a western Ohio county say a ballot vendor is to blame for a pair of absentee ballot problems that affect more than 240 voters.

The Miami County Board of Elections says more than 200 voters in the area north of Dayton were accidentally sent two absentee ballots each instead of one. The Dayton Daily News reports board staff were calling those voters to apologize for the error and advise them to vote only one ballot and return the other. Board member Robert Huffman Jr. says he's confident the ballot verification process would prevent those people from voting twice. The board was told a hired ballot vendor caused the double-mailing problem and a second issue, in which 35 absentee ballots were prepared but inadvertently not mailed.