WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Some voters in Fairfax County tell 7 On Your Side they received two mail-in ballots after applying to vote absentee in the November election.
One viewer says three out of four members of her family who applied to vote by mail received double ballots.
Fairfax County’s General Registrar and Director of Elections Garry Scott says human error led to the duplicate ballots.
“There were some people who received a second ballot due to an error in the printing of labels,” says Scott.
Scott says that fewer than 1,000 of the 100,080 ballots mailed out were duplicates.
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“It was not particularly widespread, and the individuals who did receive the ballot only have a record of requesting one, so if for some reason or another, both ballots are returned only one will be counted because it will be caught when we assign the voting credit to the voter” says Scott.
He tells 7 On Your Side that any voter who received more than one mail-in ballot should discard one and fill the other out and return it as soon as possible.
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In Virginia mail-in ballots must be requested by October 23, postmarked by November 3 or returned in person by 7 p.m. on November 3.