Broward elections officials assure missing Amendment 2 on absentee ballots ‘Isolated’

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - In Florida, voters will be voting on Amendment Two, which concerns marijuana, but two voters received their absentee ballots without the amendment.

Last Thursday, at least one of the Broward County voters said her mail-in ballot skipped Amendment Two, and, Monday, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes said she believes it’s an isolated incident.

Some officials have said they believe the mail-in ballots were test copies, with seven possible copies sent to voters.

Amendment Two supporters in favor of legalizing medical marijuana were allowed to observe, Monday, the review of these specific absentee ballots. The supporters announced no anomalies were discovered.

“If you’re a Broward County voter, and you’ve got an absentee ballot you haven’t returned yet, open it up to make sure Amendment Two is on there,” said United for Care spokesperson Ben Pollara. “If it’s not, you need to contact the Broward supervisor immediately.”

In Broward County, 173,000 absentee ballots were sent to voters. Over 60,000 have been returned.

Snipes reassured voters that every absentee ballot will be double-checked when returned to ensure the amendment is present.

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