Elections board won’t stop sending dead man’s family absentee ballots


From NY Post: Queens resident Michelle Dimino has a simple request for the city’s Board of Elections: Please remove my late dad from the voter rolls. Dimino’s father, Anthony Baldomir, died on Oct. 4, 2012. But according to the board’s records, he could vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

The agency has mailed absentee ballots to Baldomir, a registered Democrat, for each of the past four years, for primary and general elections. “In 2013, 2014, 2015 and again this year, I received absentee ballots for my father. I could have fraudulently voted with those ballots, but I shredded them instead,” an exasperated Dimino told The Post.

But this year, she got fed up and decided to go public.

Baldomir was ill and receiving medical care when he requested an absentee ballot in 2012 to continue exercising his civic duty from his Middle Village address.

What’s upsetting, Dimino said, is that she called the elections board shortly after her father’s death to ask that he be purged from the rolls.  She said election workers insisted she would have to show up in person at an agency office with a death certificate to confirm her dad was no longer alive.

Dimino, 48, told the workers she’s been on dialysis and asked if she could mail in her father’s death certificate to put the issue to rest. She says she was told she couldn’t.

“I called the Social Security Administration. They took my father off the Social Security rolls the next day,” Dimino said.

BOE spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez confirmed that Baldomir, who hadn’t voted since 2011, was still on its “permanent absentee-ballot list.”

She said the agency never received notification of his passing. The agency did receive a change-of-address notification from the post office in 2013 that Baldomir’s mail was being sent to his daughter’s residence in nearby Glendale.

Vazquez, disputing Dimino’s claim, said BOE policy allows family members to mail in a death certificate to remove a relative from the voter rolls. “You don’t have to do it in person,” Vazquez said.


13 responses to “Elections board won’t stop sending dead man’s family absentee ballots

  1. Excuses, excuses… Democrats need his vote(s) this year. (Why Democrats always seem to populate Boards of Elections in recent years… )

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  2. DCG . . . Excellent article. Only when Dems are in control do we see such nonsense.

    As some of you may know, I own a 4-Plex; yesterday I received a ballot in the mail for a tenant who moved to Canada back in July. (Oregon is a mail in ballot state.) The thought of returning the ballot (and perhaps having some liberal employee at the county elections office go ahead and cast a vote on behalf of Ann Marie does not please me. I am left in a quandary as to how I should handle this situation. She moved to Oregon from California to attend one year of schooling, which fell through, then she got a teaching job up in Alberta, Canada. I have no expectation that she will ever return to Oregon, as she stated that the job market was to tight. To many qualified people have moved here and are vying for those jobs which are available. I am contemplating holding the ballot until after the election before returning it, so that at least no ballot would be cast on her behalf this year.

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    • “I am contemplating holding the ballot until after the election before returning it, so that at least no ballot would be cast on her behalf this year.” Sounds like a good idea. You’ll probably have to go to the election board in person to square this up and make sure they make her an inactive voter. I’d ask for proof she’s been listed as inactive (such as a printout verification). Just my two cents 🙂

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      • I think going down to the elections office, after the election is an excellent idea. I though I would take with me her letter of intent to move, as well as the forwarding information she provided me with. I certainly do not want her name to remain on the voter rolls for some lefty (which Portland is over-run with) to be casting ballots in her name.

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  3. I betcha if her dad was a registered Republican , his name would have been removed in a nano second

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    • japoa . . . I think you are absolutely correct regarding this. Although we have heard of Republicans being involved in voter fraud, it is seldom when compared with Democrats who have been involved in this criminal activity. I would just as soon see either a Democrat or a Republican serve jail time for this crime–no exceptions!

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  4. Obama's boyfriend

    You know my father was a republican till the day he died, then he always voted Democrat.

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  5. This makes me want to investigate my parents’ votes in recent years, after their departure.

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    • TD . . . you just made me think I should look into my Father’s status as a voter. I called the election office after he passed away, and I have not seen any evidence of them sending ballots out in his name, but perhaps I should follow up, just to make sure that he is no longer listed as an active voter!

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  7. A voter re3gistration drive in VA received AT LEAST 20 applications to register from DEAD people and was only discovered because an alert clerk personally had known one of the deceased and had been to the funeral. Another reason that one should only be able to register in person, with proper ID and have photo ID to vote. Nursing homes are another hot spot for voter fraud. Democratic Nursing home employees routinely sign up patients with dementia, alzhimers, etc, for absentee voting and and then fill out the ballots and send them in. No voter fraud occuring? My big fat Butt!!!


  8. Auntie Lulu, some horrible criminal thoughts entered my mind, I hope nobody heard them..


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