There appears to have been some issues with early voting ballots (at least two) in the primary election leading up to Tuesday, September 1st. Two K Street residents headed to their polling location at the Condon School on D Street to take advantage of early voting and discovered they actually had the wrong ballots but not until after they casted their votes.
The ballot that Brenda McKeon and Paul Cunningham were handed to fill out did not have Senator Nick Collins’ name on it. According to Mass Live, the couple spotted the names of Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III on the ballot for U.S. Senate but didn’t really recognized any other names. They casted their votes and chalked it up as Collins not having a challenger and would see his name on the Nov. 3rd ballot.
But they soon discovered they were wrong. Collins did have a challenger and the K Street couple in fact had received the wrong ballot. The reached out to Collins’ office to let them know.
Mass Live reports that over 180,000 people voted in person during the early voting period and another 588,000 and counting have voted by mail.
The South Boston couple were told by Commissioner Eneida Tavares their early votes would be cancelled if they showed up to vote in person at City Hall on Tuesday, September 1st.