Glendale Police Return Stolen Early Ballots Found in Field

Police in Glendale, Arizona, said they returned early ballots to voters after a worker found them in a field in Glendale, Arizona, on October 30.

The Glendale Police Department said Brayan Ruiz was working near Rovey Farms in Glendale on October 30 when he found 18 early voter ballots in a field “underneath some concrete and rocks.”

Ruiz gave the ballots to police, who delivered them back to residents the following day. The sealed ballots were stolen from mailboxes in a Glendale neighborhood, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said.

Police said this footage shows AGO special agents Bill Knuth and Roger Geisler, as well as Glendale Police Officer Bill Downey, delivering ballots to residents on October 31.

“Each resident said they were aware their early election ballots had not arrived,” the Glendale Police Department said on Facebook. “Some went in person to vote early, and others had not voted yet. We were able to distribute them in time, to provide voters the opportunity to at least fill them out at home and then drop them off to a polling location.”

The AGO said it was possible there were additional stolen ballots.

No arrests had yet been made, officials said. Credit: Glendale Police Department via Storyful