"Significant Number" of Absentee Ballots Sent to Wrong Voters


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Franklin County Board of Elections says numerous absentee ballots for the 2020 presidential election were sent to the wrong addresses.

The BOE says a high-speed scanner, used to proof the ballots for accuracy, was not properly working. They did not reveal exactly how many ballots were sent to the incorrect address.

In one case, a husband and wife in the same household received ballots for different precincts. In another case, a man received a ballot for Whitehall, when he lives in Worthington.

The BOE sent out 207,000 absentee ballots to voters across Franklin County on Tuesday. A message from the BOE says they are currently working on a solution.

Early voting also began across on Tuesday, including at the Franklin County BOE office on Morse Road.