Despite a printing error affecting voting rosters at a number of Los Angeles County polling places, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan emphasized that all registered voters can cast provisional ballots even if their names do not appear on the list.
A total of 1,530 precincts of the County’s 4,357 voting locations were affected in some way, with a total of 118,522 voters’ names omitted.
“Our office is committed to ensuring every voter has a positive voting experience on Election Day,” Logan said. “We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this has caused. Voters should be assured their vote will be counted.”
Our office is working to determine the root cause of the problem, which arose when some data was not included in the printed lists.
Meanwhile, poll workers at all locations have been instructed to make sure that every voter whose name does not appear on the roster is issued a provisional ballot, and to inform the voters that their ballot will be counted.
Provisional ballots are counted in the election returns once their registration is confirmed. Past election records show that on average 85-90 percent of provisional ballots are determined to be valid and counted.