Since Santa Clara County elections officials last week admitted accidentally deleting a voter’s registration, several other residents have reported that they too were quietly dropped from the voter rolls without their knowledge. Santa Clara County elections officials could not say Tuesday what happened in those other cases, but they and officials in other counties urged voters who haven’t received a mail-in ballot or voter guide to not despair. Even though the deadline to register for the June 5 primary was Monday, elections officials said voters may still be able to vote provisionally if their registration was canceled by mistake. “Our office is here to assist voters so we ask those with questions to please contact us,” said Eric Kurhi, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
The county registrar’s office last week acknowledged that an employee erroneously deleted San Jose resident Nancy Kops’ voter registration as part of a statewide effort to clean up the voter rolls by eliminating old records for people who moved to another address.
Kops, who complained after noticing friends had received their election materials and mail-in ballots while she had not, has since been re-registered. But after the Mercury News reported on her ordeal earlier this week, several other county residents called the news organization to report similar experiences, and some remain unsure of their registration status.