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A printing error has resulted in the names of 118,522 voters being omitted from voting rosters at several polling places in Los Angeles County, including Long Beach.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk officials this afternoon announced that 1,530 precincts of the county’s 4,357 voting locations were affected in some way, resulting in the large number of names omitted.
Officials could not confirm where the affected polling places were located or how many were in Long Beach specifically, but anecdotally, this reporter was instructed to vote provisionally after poll workers could not find her name on the roster.
All registered voters can still cast provisional ballots for the statewide primary election even if their names do not appear on the list, officials said.
“Our office is committed to ensuring every voter has a positive voting experience on Election Day,” Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this has caused. Voters should be assured their vote will be counted.”
Officials are working to determine the root cause of the problem, which arose when some data was not included in the printed lists, according to a release.
Once voters’ registration is confirmed, their provisional ballots are counted in the election returns. Officials said an average of 85-90 percent of provisional ballots are determined to be valid and counted, based on past election records.