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Missing Denver Ballots Head To Voters' Mailboxes

Missing Denver Ballots Head to Voters' Mailboxes

By Myung Oak Kim, The Rocky Mountain News
Monday 27 October 2008

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The vendor for Denver Elections failed to print and ship more than 18,000 mail ballots - 7,000 more than originally thought - but the post office says all of them will be delivered to voters by Wednesday.

The mistake was discovered over the weekend after a local Postal Service official said Sequoia Voting Systems delivered slightly more than 10,000 ballots Oct. 16 from its Porterville, Calif., printing plant.

It was initally thought the order was about 11,000 ballots short - a problem that came to light after numerous complaints from voters who said they hadn't received their ballots.

A review of all ballot orders revealed the actual number of missing mail ballots is 18,055, said Denver Elections Director Michael Scarpello.

Sequoia printed them over the weekend and dropped them off Monday morning at the Denver mail processing facility.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Al DeSarro said at least 90 percent of those ballots will be delivered to homes today [Monday], and the rest will reach mailboxes Wednesday.

Company spokeswoman Michelle Shafer said the mistake was "completely Sequoia's fault."

"There was a technical problem with the data file we used to prepare this batch of ballots for mailing that caused us to make this very unfortunate mistake."

Sequoia has had a troubled history with Denver elections.

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