Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi has sent a vote-by-mail ballot for Mount Arlington to a voter who lives in Mountain Lakes.
Chris Doyle Gemici posted on Facebook that her husband is leaving tomorrow for a month and opened his mail-in ballot to find that it is the wrong one.
Alex Gemici has contributed $5,400 to Democrat Mikie Sherrill, who is running for Congress in the 11th district, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. Chis Doyle Gemici has donated $3,567 to Sherrill.
While Mountain Lakes is in the 11th, Mount Arlington is in the 7th, where Rep. Leonard Lance faces former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski.
The Nov. 6 election includes races for Borough Council in both municipalities. Both districts have competitive elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.
One election law expert told the New Jersey Globe that Gemici’s ballot would be invalidated if he returned it since his vote would have been cast from the wrong town. Now Gemici faces the possibility that he will be disenfranchised, since he is not returning to the U.S. until after Election Day.
Grossi could open her office today to process a correct ballot for Gemici and deliver it to him.
Grossi did not immediately respond to a 2:01 PM call and text message seeking comment.
Grossi’s deputy, John Wojtaszek, answered his cell phone but hung up on the call.