The process of printing, enveloping the replacement votes and mailing them was underway on Friday, the Franklin County Elections Board said.
The board also said it would send postcards to all affected voters detailing the situation and highlighting voters’ options for the future. These options include personal voting in the Board of Directors offices on the north side of the city.
The electoral committee said there are several controls in place to ensure that only one voter can cast a ballot, including declining replacement votes if someone has voted in person.
The news of the bogus ballot papers focused again on an election that saw an unprecedented number of requests for absentee ballots sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and personal voting concerns.
On Tuesday, the Ohio polling officer announced that Ohio’s 88 electoral boards had received a record number of requests for postal votes. Republican Foreign Secretary Frank LaRose said 2,154,235 requests had been received – more than double the number of 1,091,188 postal votes four years ago.