As many as 30% of Republican voters in one NJ borough received Democratic mail-in ballots: Report

Error was allegedly with printing company.

Last Updated:
June 24, 2020 - 6:57am

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Upwards of 30% of all Republican voters in one New Jersey borough recently received Democratic primary ballots, a mix-up officials blamed on the printing company used to manufacture the forms. 

As many as 700 registered Republicans in Bernardsville, New Jersey said they received ballots in the mail marked "Republican" but which listed only Democratic candidates. 

The candidates on the lineup were "all Democrat from Joe Biden down to dogcatcher," one resident said, according to NJ.Com.

Officials had reportedly shopped out production of the ballots to Reliance Graphics, a company "devoted exclusively to printing and mailing election ballots." Normally the county handles the production of those ballots in-house; officials contracted with Reliance this year due to the state's order that every voter receive a mail-in ballot while the coronavirus pandemic continues. 

Residents received corrected ballots, and the mistake ballots will be voided, according to county authorities. 

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