(Cleveland) - The company hired by 16 counties across Ohio to print and mail out absentee ballots is admitting the delay in mailing out thousands of ballots is due to unexpected volume.
Midwest Direct, the Cleveland-based company hired by Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain, plus 13 other counties, is not saying how many ballots are still not sent, but they gave an example of the volume by saying one county just asked for an additional 14,000 ballots.
The company says in their statement, "It is fair to say today that no one - not the various boards of election, not Ohio's Secretary of State, not our company - anticipated the staggering volume of mail-in ballot requests that has actually occurred"
A spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's office says they were assured by Midwest Direct that they are "caught up" with the requests for ballots.
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