With less than three days until the special congressional election in Los Angeles, hundreds of newly registered voters have not received the mail ballots they requested, county election officials say. More than 400 voters who registered as permanent mail voters between May 1 and May 31 have not gotten their ballots to vote, said Aaron Nevarez, a manager for governmental and legislative affairs at the L.A. County registrar’s office.
He said although these voters showed up in the Secretary of State’s database as permanent mail voters, they did not appear in the county’s records as mail voters. The campaigns of attorney Robert Lee Ahn and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, both Democrats, received an email about the issue Saturday. The two are running to replace Xavier Becerra, who left Congress to become California’s attorney general.
County election officials are now attempting to reach each of these voters by phone or email or even hand-delivering ballots to voters’ doors, Nevarez said.
“We’ve been attempting to reach these voters through any means necessary,” he said.