2001-01-17 / Letters to the Editor
Absentee Ballots Never Received (reprinted at the request of the author) Commissioner [Board of Elections, Putnam County]:
Please explain to me why my wife and I never received our absentee ballots for the Presidential election. We applied in plenty of time. When no ballots appeared I contacted your offices and was told that we did not fill in the dates of our projected "returns" from our trip ....We found that a bit odd as we would of course, fill in the dates, if requested, of the week we planned to be out of town. We applied again. This time, we requested that each absentee ballot be mailed to each of our offices to insure our receipt in time.