Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner reported tonight that at least 30 Brookline voters got the wrong ballots mailed to them for the Sept. 1 primary.
After first becoming aware of the issue yesterday, the Town Clerk's Office engaged the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State to report the error and will work closely with that office to review how it occurred. Staff have already been re-trained and procedures have been modified to ensure that correct ballots are mailed out going forward. Approximately 7,000 ballots have been mailed to voters to date.
Brookline voters who requested mail-in ballots are strongly urged to check and ensure they've received the primary ballot for the party they requested. The party ballot requested is indicated by an "R" for Republican, "D" for Democrat, "G" for Green or "I" for Independent on the mailing label in the lower right hand corner of the envelope containing the ballot.
Kleckner said the voters who got the wrong ballots have since been mailed correct ballots.