An undetermined number of absentee ballots have been returned to Albuquerque voters because of an error involving a U.S. Postal Service mail-sorting machine, officials said this week.
A Postal Service spokesman said Thursday he did not know how many absentee ballots were returned to the sender rather than being delivered to Bernalillo County elections officials.
Postal Service employees have been instructed to deliver all absentee ballots to the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office, said John Friess, a Denver-based spokesman for the agency.
“Issues such as these are isolated and the vast majority of ballots are being delivered to elections officials without incident,” Friess said in a written statement.
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