Video: Absentee voters miss mark: Why the mail may be to blame

LUCAS COUNTY, OH (WTOL) -Nearly 200 potential Lucas County voters who sent in an application to vote absentee in Tuesday’s election didn’t get the chance after missing the deadline. LaVera Scott, the Deputy Director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, says they received 198 absentee applications in Monday’s mail, missing the Saturday deadline. 

Scott says the 141 absentee applications they received before the deadline Saturday were sent absentee ballots. But Scott says she fears those people didn’t get those absentee ballots in the mail by Monday, and that’s crucial because absentee ballots must have been postmarked Monday in order to count. Scott says part of the problem is that mail is being rerouted and processed in Detroit, MI.

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