The York County Voter Registration and Elections Office said Saturday that 2,200 absentee ballots were mistakenly sent out, meaning some people are getting two ballots. They are reassuring voters of the safeguards in place.

Here is the press release from spokesperson Beth Covington with the Voter Registration and Elections office:

“Due to an error with the ballot mailing vendor, approximately 2,200 absentee ballots were erroneously mailed resulting in a number of York County voters receiving two ballots.  While this should not happen, it is not an issue with the integrity of the election. 

The safeguard in place, to ensure a voter cannot vote twice, occurs when the voter returns the ballot.  The ballot is logged into the system, and if another ballot were to be returned, it would not be counted.  If a voter receives a second ballot for any reason, and they have already returned one, they should simple destroy the ballot.

“For more information about York County Voter Registration and Elections, please visit or call 803-684-1242 or 803-909-7194.

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...