The San Diego County Registrar of Voters office and city of San Diego leaders Wednesday confirmed that a design flaw with the ballot could impact voting in next month’s election. Officials say if voters use a felt-tip pen, or a similar type of pen, to fill in “Yes” on Measure E, the ink can bleed through to the other side, marking the “No” bubble for Measure K. Registrar of Voters Michael Vu “has acknowledged the issue and agreed to manually examine all the ballots while they are being counted, but voters should be informed of proactive measures they can take to ensure their votes are cast and counted as intended before a problem occurs.” San Diego resident Kaia Los Huertos supports Measure K, which would require all election processes for elected city offices to consist of a primary election in June and a runoff election in November for the top two candidates.
Currently, the candidate who wins the majority in June wins the office outright without a runoff in November.
“I looked into the numbers and like half the number of people vote in primaries and I don’t think that’s fair or right,” Los Huertos said. “We’re electing people in San Diego in June when half the number of people are voting.”
Los Huertos wanted the county to send a written warning to voters about the ink bleed-through issue.