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Somerset County Clerk Steven Peter. (Photo: Facebook.)

County clerk slams post office for giving voters wrong information

Steven Peter says every active voter will automatically receive a ballot

By David Wildstein, September 17 2020 9:03 am

A top county election official today said that a U.S. Postal Service post card about vote-by-mail ballots offers confusing and incorrect information about New Jersey’s vote-by-mail process.

“We will be mailing ballots to every active registered voter in Somerset County by October 5, and they should be received by October 10,” said Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter. “The only reason to submit a Vote by Mail ballot request is if you ballot is lost or damaged and you require a replacement.”

The USPS mailer instructed voters to request their mail-in ballots at least fifteen days before Election Day.  That’s inaccurate information in nine states, including New Jersey.

Peter says that voters who don’t get their ballots by October 10 should contact his office.

Election officials in other states have also slammed the post office for pro-actively delivering bad information to voters.

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