Update: Adams County Ballots

You may have heard that some Adams County ballots were delayed in delivery. Those ballots are the #1 priority for this office and as of this afternoon are in the hands of the USPS.

We know there has been some misinformation out there, so we’d like to take a moment to explain what happened.

On Oct. 15, our print vendor delivered Adams County ballots to the General Mail Facility. About 61,000 of those—including Clerk Stan Martin’s—did not make it into the mail stream and were returned to a secure location.

Once we were made aware that some voters weren’t receiving ballots, we worked with our partners at the printer and USPS and located the ballots.

As previously mentioned, those ballots are now in USPS hands to be processed this evening for delivery to voters over the next few days.

Here are the zip codes that were most affected:


For a complete list of zip codes affected, click here.

The 61,000 ballots included a variety of political parties. Here’s what that breakdown looks like:

Numbers are approximate.

Democratic: 19,000
Republican: 17,000
Unaffiliated: 24,000
Minor Party: 1,000

These ratios are consistent with party affiliation percentages throughout Adams County.