WASHINGTON, DC – In response to a printer mailer on some Center for Voter Information vote-by-mail application mailings, Tom Lopach, President and CEO of CVI, released the following statement:
In the last day, CVI was made aware that some Wisconsin recipients of our pre-filled vote-by-mail applications received an incorrect form for the individual addressed, and that these mailers list a name on the envelope and a different name on the inside vote-by-mail application. CVI quickly engaged and began a dialogue with our commercial printer, and learned they were the source of the errors in the affected mailers. The commercial printer, Westerleigh Press, has taken full responsibility. CVI will send a blank absentee ballot request form to any voter who contacts us having received an incorrect form. We will also reach out to local election officials and other stakeholders as we work towards possible resolutions. CVI believes in a robust and representative democracy and we work everyday to help eligible Americans participate in our elections. We deeply regret this printing error and will do everything we can to ensure impacted Wisconsin voters have the information and resources they need to participate in the April 4th election.
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The Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information are non-profit, non-partisan organizations founded in 2003 to help members of the New American Majority – unmarried women, people of color and young people – register and vote. Since then, the organizations have helped 5.7 million people register and cast ballots.