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Absentee ballot label error explained

June 15, 2020

The Kentucky State Board of Elections notified the Daviess County Clerk’s Office that an error on absentee ballot labels has been corrected. The error caused the voter’s middle initial to be incorrect on the label.

Voters took to social media to point out the error on the label on their absentee ballots.

The Board of Elections released this information:

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“Due to a coding error, a small batch of labels went out in which the last letter of the middle name was printed instead of the first letter. As an example, using my name: My full name is Jared Lee Dearing, the label would have printed Jared E. Dearing and not L.

We identified this soon after and have corrected the coding error. However, several thousand labels were batched and sent out; any ballot labels that have gone out are still valid and should be used. If a voter contacts you to address this, please explain the last letter of their middle name was used and they will be able to confirm that their ballot is still valid and correct. This should alleviate any concerns over these labels.”

June 15, 2020

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