The Dallas Morning News
Voters get unrequested mail-in ballots
Dozens of Dallas voters have found a surprise in their mailboxes in recent weeks: mail-in ballots they never requested.
Alice Washington, 81, received a ballot but told WFAATV (Channel 8) that she doesn’t vote by mail.
“I go to the poll and vote,” the West Dallas resident said.
When her family requested a copy of her application from Dallas County Elections officials, Washington said the signature on it wasn’t hers.
“Someone forged her signature,” her niece Barbara Roberson told the television station.
The county’s elections administrator, Toni PippinsPoole, said there have been about 36 similar complaints in the weeks leading up to the May 6 elections.
Similar concerns about fraud were raised in November, when more than a dozen elderly West Dallas voters were turned away from polling locations. They were told they had already voted by mail.
Pippins-Poole says anyone who received a mail-in ballot but didn’t request one should call the elections office at 214819-6359 or contact it online.