City of Burlington re-issues absentee ballots after printing error
The City of Burlington Clerk/Treasurer’s Office today mailed corrected City Election ballots to 523 Burlington voters to replace the City ballots originally provided to them in response to their absentee ballot requests or during early voting at City Hall. Voters should be advised that the votes on any City ballot that is "grey" in color will not be counted – those ballots are spoiled. The colors of the newly-printed and correct City ballots are either ivory, salmon, or cherry. Those Burlingtonians who already have returned their "grey" City ballot must vote again with the new City ballot to ensure that their votes are counted.
“Our number one priority during election season is to ensure that everyone who chooses to vote has his or her votes counted,” said Scott Schrader, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. “We regret any inconvenience to the public and encourage anyone with questions to reach out to our office.”
The need to issue the corrected City ballots arose because of an error on the original printed City ballot. Fortunately, the error was caught early, and new City ballots have been printed. The correct City ballots also have been provided to all individuals who have requested City ballots since the error was discovered.
The error does not impact any General Election Federal/State ballots.
Please see letter below from Scott Schrader for more details about this correction. This letter served as the cover letter forwarding the corrected ballots to the 523 impacted voters.