LAKE COUNTY NEWS: Sample ballot booklets for November election contain errors; new booklets to be issued

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 01:04   Lake County News reports

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office said that new sample ballot booklets and supplemental booklets are being sent to voters after printing errors were discovered.

Registrar of Voters Diane Fridley said that on Tuesday her staff discovered several printing errors in the booklets after receiving the county’s sample ballot shipment.

The errors were made by the printing vendor her office contracts with for the booklets, Fridley said.

Fridley said voters residing in the following precincts will receive a new complete replacement sample ballot booklet titled “Reprint-2nd Issue”:

– 122 – Lower Lake;

– 124 – Bell Park, Clearlake;

– All of the voting precincts within the city limits of Lakeport: 411– LP Lange, 412 – LP Willow Tree, – 413 – LP Government, 414 – LP Fairgrounds;

– 421D – Cow Mountain;

– 422 – Scotts Valley;

– 441 – Big Valley;

– 442 – Lands End;

– 452 – Lakeside Pk;

– 461 – Donovan Valley.

Fridley said voters can check to see if they will be receiving a replacement sample ballot booklet by looking at the back cover of the sample ballot booklet under the nonprofit box-ballot type of 2, 8, 10 and 11.

Voters receiving a replacement sample ballot booklet should destroy their first sample ballot booklet because it contains incorrect information, Fridley said.

Fridley said all other voters not residing within the voting precincts listed above will be receiving a “supplemental” sample ballot booklet with the text of the proposed local measures within their jurisdictions.

She said voters who receive those supplemental booklets should not throw away their sample ballot booklet because the candidates printed on the sample ballot pages as well as their printed candidate statements are correct.

The only incorrect part of those booklets, Fridley said, is the first page of the marijuana cultivation ordinance Measure O.

Fridley said Measure L from the 2014 June Primary is printed instead of the first page of Measure O, however, all the other pages of Measure O are correct.

Fridley said the replacement booklets and the supplemental booklets will be printed at the printing vendor’s expense and not at the expense of Lake County taxpayers.

Voters are advised to phone the Lake County Registrar of Voters Office at 707-263-2372 if they have any questions.

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