If you are a registered voter in Los Angeles County and poll workers say they can’t find your name on the roster at the polling place when you go to vote, don’t worry — you can still cast a provisional ballot. Some Angelenos needed a bit of reassurance that their votes would be counted in Tuesday’s primary election after 118,522 voters’ names were accidentally left off rosters due to a printing error, according to L.A. County Registrar Dean C. Logan. About 2.3% of L.A. County’s 5.1 million registered voters and 35% of the county’s 4,357 precincts were affected by the error, according to figures provided by the registrar-recorder/county clerk’s office, which was still trying to determine the reason for the printing error. Voters whose names are missing are being encouraged to file provisional ballots, which are verified by vote counters later.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this has caused,” Logan said in a statement. “Voters should be assured their vote will be counted.”
Erin Faulk, 35, brought a mail-in ballot to her Glendale polling station hoping to swap it out for a regular ballot, fearing that a vote worker misreading the signature on her mail-in envelope might mistakenly throw out her ballot.