TOMS RIVER, NJ – We reached out to several county clerks today, but none responded, so we reached out to Hirsh Singh, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in the July primary election and he filled us in a bit on what is going on.
Ballots in that election still being counted and it’s uncertain if tomorrow’s deadline for vote counts will be completed. Right now Singh is just over 1% behind his opponent Rik Mehta, but it was also reported today that as many as 10% of all ballots could have been rejected. If your ballot was rejected, you should have received a “Cure” letter by now. If you haven’t received a ballot, your ballot could have already been counted, or worse lost. You should get ahead of the game and contact your local county clerk or election commission to verify if your election ballot has been counted. You do not get a “re-vote”, but if you successfully complete the “cure” letter and return it, your vote will be counted.
“County election officials across the state are starting to finalize the results of the July 7 primary,” Singh said after talking to election officials. “In some counties, 10% of the ballots received or more have been rejected for various reasons. But in many cases “cure“ letters have been sent to voters offering them an opportunity to have their rejected ballots counted. If you or anyone you know have received one of these “cure” letters please be sure to return it by 3pm TODAY. And if you are unsure whether or not your ballot was counted, please call your county board of elections today! Make sure your voice is heard and that your vote is counted. If you have any trouble, please let us know right away and we will try to help you get your vote counted. Some counties have already said they will not make the Friday deadline – we will continue to monitor everything.”
On a brighter note, Singh said he just won another county.
“Looks like we have now also won Warren County,” he said.