Printer error creating havoc at MontCo Voter Services: Urgent need for volunteers today-Sunday to prepare mail-in ballots for counting
Can you help them? Email listed below
Due to the printer error that resulted in 16.000 mail-in ballots for yesterday’s election being sent to voters with only one side printed, and the other side accidentally blank, the counting of mail-in ballots at Montgomery County Voter Services has slowed to a crawl. Can you help County Voter Services sort out the erroneously printed ballots from the correctly printed ones? If so, please contact Dori Sawyer at Voter Services at DSawyer@montcopa.org
Paid volunteers (pay is $150/day) who are U.S. citizens and registered voters in Montgomery County, PA are urgently needed today (Wednesday 11/03) through Sunday 11/07) to verify that mail-in ballots received were printed on both sides, and to get the ballots (and accompanying envelopes that identify the voter with a bar code) into the correct piles for the professionals at Voter Services to put them through the high-speed counting machines in Norristown.
This is just my wild conjecture and I don’t want to start conspiracy theories. Lord knows we are swimming in them. However, since the printer of the Montgomery County ballots is located in deep red Blair County, PA, it seems as likely to me that this was sabotage by a rogue employee at the printing company as it does that it was an earnest error. Either way, I fully expect this incident to end up as fodder for the right-wing alternate reality-verse.
But back to the urgent need for paid volunteers. Here’s an email from Montgomery County Voter Services.
From: Sawyer, Dori <DSawyer@montcopa.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 3, 2021 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Canvassing Assistance Needed
We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with the canvass. Caroline is aware of our capacities for help with both regular canvassing activities as well as our activities that require bi-partisan panels. We are looking for assistance starting today through to Sunday for ballot recreation, and tomorrow for opening/unfolding.
Thank you for your help!
Director of Elections
Montgomery County Voter Services
One Montgomery Plaza
Norristown PA 19401