Local and state officials downplayed a mishap that meant some wards in Boston were provided with a ballot that did not show the special election primary for the First Suffolk state Senate seat.
The erroneous ballots were delivered to one ward in South Boston, but city election officials recovered the faulty ballots by 8 a.m., said Brian McNiff, a spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin.
“There was one packet of ballots delivered to one of the wards that didn’t have that race on it,” McNiff said. “At no time did the precincts not have [any] ballots with First Suffolk race on it. No voters were disenfranchised.”
City election officials said that ballots that only included the US Senate race were delivered to two wards, Wards 6 and 7.
“Less than six voters were affected,” Geraldine Cuddyer, Boston’s election chairwoman, said in a statement. “This matter was addressed and resolved before 7:30 a.m. today.”
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