More than 2,200 absentee ballots mailed incorrectly; some York County voters get two

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — Around 2,200 absentee ballots were mailed incorrectly, which resulted in a number of York County voters getting two ballots, according to the the York County Voter Registration and Elections.

This was due to an error with the ballot mailing vendor, according to officials.

Election officials said while this is something that should not happen, it’s not an issue with the integrity of the election.

A safeguard is in place to ensure a voter can’t vote twice and it happens when a voter returns a ballot.

The ballot is logged into the system, and if a second ballot is returned, it will not be counted.

If you received a second ballot for any reason, but already turned one in, officials said you should destroy that ballot.