I'm very sorry to hear that anyone didn't get their ballot in time to vote or that their selection period was rushed.
As Patty, Annie, and I monitored and worked through the Journal delay issues last month we did consider extending the ballot deadline.
The information we had at that time indicated all the Journals had arrived by the 19th. Though not ideal, we agreed 10 days still provided enough time for the members affected to complete their voting on the original schedule.
We've stayed in touch with Al Bratton and David Winer to work it out with anyone that needed an extension, but there were no inquiries or requests.
David tells me that the ballot quantity and arrival rate are consistent with previous elections. David always provides a grace period beyond the published deadline, so any ballots still in route will be counted, consistent with his previous election practice.