A temporary USPS letter carrier was allegedly caught throwing away ballots in South Boston – many of which belonged to senior citizens and veterans mainly in Ward 6. City Councilor Ed Flynn and City Councilor-at-Large Michael Flaherty have contacted the City of Boston Election Department. It is being reported the letter carrier was fired and could possibly face charges.
CITY OF BOSTON PRESS OFFICE:
The City of Boston Election Department has not heard from the U.S. Postal Service on this issue. The Boston Election Department has mailed out all requests for vote-by-mail ballots. If voters have not received their requested ballots, the City encourages them to make plans to vote on Election Day. Voters can also track their ballots on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx
According to a report on NBC10 Boston, Flaherty stated that post office was aware of the actions of the letter carrier but added, “Unfortunately, they (post office) haven’t notified the city. They have an affirmative responsibility to notify every individual and resident on that route, the Secretary of State’s Office, as well as local law enforcement.”
Flaherty also added that anyone who requested a mail-in ballot and hasn’t received it yet is unlikely to get one in the mail in time for Election Day and they should make arrangements to vote on Tuesday.
More to follow.