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Massachusetts: Nearly 18,000 Mail-in Ballots Rejected in Primary Election

Roughly 18,000 ballots cast in Massachusetts’ primary election were rejected by officials, newly-released data shows.

NBC 10 reports:

Of the 1.7 million votes cast in Massachusetts in this month’s primary, 814,013, or about half, arrived by mail, according to Secretary of State William Galvin’s office. Thousands of people chose mail-in voting for the first time, taking advantage of new election rules enacted during the pandemic that make all voters eligible.


Election figures shared with the NBC10 Boston Investigators show 17,872 ballots were rejected, representing about 1.7% of early and absentee votes. Some ballots were rejected because voters forgot to sign them or returned them without the ballot envelope. Others were received too late at the local election office – past the 8 p.m. deadline on primary day.

“It wasn’t perfect, and no election is perfect,” Common Cause Massachusetts Executive-Director Pam Wilmot said of the rejected ballots.


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