WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Voters in Westmoreland County are confused and frustrated as 58,000 mail-in ballots, supposed to have been mailed out earlier this week, still haven’t been delivered.
In a statement obtained by Channel 11, the Westmoreland County Election Bureau is placing blame on a contractor hired by the county to mail out ballots this election cycle.
“The first batch of processed and approved applications was submitted to the County’s mail house, Mid-West Direct on October 3rd. It has been brought to our attention today that Mid-West did not sent out the ballots on Tuesday as indicated.”
Breaking: nearly 60,000 mail in ballots for voters in Westmoreland county were supposed to be mailed out on Tuesday but election officials discovered today they were never sent. Contractor responsible for mailing them says they will go out tomorrow. Details tonight at 11 #wpxi— Rick Earle (@WPXIRickEarle) October 9, 2020
Channel 11 contacted both the Attorney General’s office and the Secretary of the Commonwealth once Channel 11 viewers raised concerns over their ballots.
A short time later, we received the news release with this quote: "The County has been assured that the ballots will be sent out starting tomorrow morning. Once Mid-West is able to catch up on the backlog over the weekend, the County expects the process to run smoothly.”
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