Linn County Voters Mistakenly Mail Back Sample Ballots

Linn County Auditor Joel Miller says his office is still receiving sample ballots back from voters who mistook them for real ones.

Some 300 voters have mailed in the documents with their candidates marked off. The ballots are watermarked with the word “sample” and were meant to inform voters on their choices.

Miller says sending out the sample ballots is worth it — as three-thousand voters requested absentee ballots that likely wouldn’t have if they hadn’t gotten the mailing.

Miller sent letters explaining the issue to those who mailed in the sample ballots. He says 40 voters didn’t put a return address on the ballots, which left him with no way to contact them. Still,  he’s urging all voters to turn out… and to read their mail closely.


(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)