WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With less than two weeks before the general election on Nov. 6, both Maryland and Virginia are dealing with serious voter registration issues, and for Maryland, those issues include sending out partial absentee ballots.
The Maryland State Board of Elections is looking into why some absentee ballots were delivered to some Prince George’s County residents in the mail with a missing page.
Fifteen voters who cast absentee ballots did so with one page missing from their voting packet – a page that contained very important information essential to this year’s ballot questions.
The missing page contains questions on same-sex marriage, the Dream Act, and whether gambling in the state will expand to include a casino in Prince George’s County.
Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Ross Goldstein says they discovered the ballot discrepancy after receiving multiple phone calls from residents who received the insufficient ballots.
“All of those voters have been sent a replacement ballot,” Goldstein said. “But there’s no reason right now, based on what we’re seeing and hearing, to think that this was a very widespread problem at all.”
He insists if you do receive a ballot that’s missing a page, to call 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).