Issue reported with San Diego mail ballots

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 02:35:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Registrar of Voters is asking those who received mail ballots to check their mail ballot packets, according to County News Center. 

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said his office has received more than a dozen reports of missing mail ballots in the election packets for the June 5 Gubernatorial Primary. 

According to the registrar, as many as 1,500 ballots could be affected. Though that number is small compared to the total number of ballots, Vu said his office wants to make sure every voter gets the ballot they asked for.

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Nearly 1.1 million mail ballots were sent to county voters last week. The issue with the packets was traced to the vendor’s mechanical inserter equipment.

The problem was corrected, but voters are still being asked to double-check their packets.

“If you find there is no ballot inside or you have two cards, give us a call,” said Vu. “We will suspend the packet and re-issue you a new one.”

Those who experience the problem with their ballot can call the Registrar of Voters at 858-565-5800.