The Mission to Chase Down Mail-In Ballots In CD-11

WNYC | November 5, 2018 | Elections 2018, Politics
The race to get thousands of Sherrill supporters to complete and return their mail-in ballots

In the past three weeks, Caren Aardema has tracked down hundreds of voters in her hometown of Denville, and asked them to fill out their mail-in ballots. 

“It’s like, who you gonna call? Vote chasers,” she joked. “I ain’t afraid of no vote.”

Aardema lives in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District where Democrat Mikie Sherrill is running for Congress against Republican Jay Webber. The district has traditionally been Republican, but Democrats are hoping to flip it. Fourteen thousand people who are likely to vote for Sherrill have gotten mail-in ballots, but lots of them haven’t filled them out. For Sherrill supporters, like Aardema, going after every single one of those votes is crucial. 

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