27K Ballots Flagged For Rejection
In Texas, more than 27,000 mail-in ballots were flagged for rejection in the state’s primary elections earlier this month.
Roughly 17% of mail-in ballots in Texas were initially rejected, according to the Associated Press, who analyzed the data of 120 counties in the Lone Star state.
The analysis suggests that the amount of rejected votes in Texas this year will surpass previous elections by a wide margin. Last year, roughly 8,300 mail-in ballots were rejected in the state.
However, the final number rejected mail ballots from this year’s primaries will be lower than currently on record, as voters were given until Monday to “fix” theirs.
Most of the flagged ballots didn’t have identification that matched what Texas had on file. State law requires that mail-in voters provide a Texas driver’s license number, a Texas ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number — which must match the number in their voter registration file.