Mix-up: Point Pleasant Borough residents receive mail-in ballots meant for different town
Dozens of voters in Point Pleasant Borough received mail-in ballots meant for a different town.
A total of 73 ballots went out to residents in Point Pleasant Borough, but were meant for voters in Long Beach Township. Around 50 people have yet to contact the Ocean County Elections Office for replacements.
Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella says the incident was caused by human error due to a mix-up among employees trying to sort through more than 400,000 ballots.
Twenty-four voters already called the office, but dozens of others need to be swapped out for the correct ones.
Colabella says this is the only known mistake, but it shows how vulnerable mail-in voting can be to errors.
"We would have preferred in-person voting," Colabella says.
Anyone who lives in Point Pleasant Borough and received the wrong ballot is asked to call the Ocean County Elections Office.