Ballots for the town’s April mail-in election that were reported missing last week were found in the Town Hall safe late Wednesday afternoon, March 21.
Town Clerk Brian Carlson reported Thursday, March 22, that he was “pleased and relieved to report I found these ballots late yesterday (Wednesday). There were in the Town Hall safe, never mailed, and apparently undetected by staff for several days.”
Carlson had earlier said that after mailing out the ballots on Thursday, March 15, it became apparent by Friday of that week that “numerous voters had not received their mailed ballots.”
In his March 22 e-mail, Carlson wrote that “absolutely no blame rests with the post office; they promptly mailed every mail-ballot package that they received from Town Hall staff.”
Carlson said town staff found 99 ballots in the safe, “which corresponds exactly to the number initially missing.
“Please be assured that every eligible voter has been mailed ONE ballot-package to the address of record, per Secretary of State voter registration list (unless they have made other delivery arrangements with me via absentee ballot request),” Carlson said.
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