WARSAW – Kosciusko County’s election board has responded to reports of mass mailings of absentee voter applications in Indiana and Kosciusko County.
The issue came to light Tuesday after a Syracuse resident said she received one without requesting it.
Ann Torpy, who serves as secretary of the county election board, issued a statement Wednesday, Sept. 9, saying the mailings are within anyone’s legal rights to do so but are not being issued by the local election office.
Torpy said anyone who has already requested an absentee application seeking a mail-in ballot does not need to do anything else.
Existing applications are being processed and ballots will be mailed by Sept. 19, she said.
“If you haven’t submitted an absentee application to receive a mail-in ballot and meet specific legal requirements to do so, then you may either complete and submit an application received in the mail or call our office for one,” Torpy said in the statement.
“We truly apologize for any concern or confusion these extra mailings may have caused our voters!” the statement said.
She urged anyone with questions about the process or the status of a specific application or ballot to contact her office at (574) 372-2332.