June 24, 2021 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

LA County Clerk Attempts to Calm Concerns About Misprinted Sample Ballots

Los Angeles County Registar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan sought to allay concerns Tuesday about misprinted Korean-language sample ballots for next Tuesday’s congressional special election.

Logan said a limited number of sample ballots had been found with the candidates’ names printed in an order that didn’t match the order on mail-in ballots or ballots to be distributed at polling places.

“We know of at least two documented cases,” Logan told the Board of Supervisors. “We believe … based on inventory and based on the production process that it was limited to a maximum of a few hundred people.”

A bilingual letter was sent out to “all 8,000 Korean-language voters in the district” with a correct listing of the candidates they will see when they vote and the clerk’s office remailed sample ballots to all of those voters, according to Logan.

Logan was at the county meeting to present the results of the March 7 election for certification.

Joon Bang, executive director of the Korean American Coalition, said his group had found at least nine sample ballots with errors.

Bang said residents may have voted for a candidate they didn’t intend to support if they used the sample ballot to fill out their actual ballot.

“The county has yet to determine how widespread the problem is, leaving many voters uncertain whether or not they inadvertently voted for the wrong candidate,” Bang said.

Campaign staffers for Korean-American candidate Robert Lee Ahn have raised similar concerns.

Ahn, a Los Angeles City planning commissioner and native Angeleno, is among 23 candidates on the ballot for the 34th Congressional District seat.

The district includes most of Koreatown and just over 305,000 registered voters.

The county clerk’s office also offers a voter hotline at (562) 462-3066.

Bang said some residents’ calls to the hotline went unanswered and asked the county to provide Korean-speaking staffers on a round-the-clock basis.

As for the final March 7 election numbers, there were 898,233 total ballots cast, with about 54 percent of voters mailing in ballots.

“Just over 17% of our registered voters participated in the election,” Logan said. “While that’s not necessarily anything to be thrilled about, for an off-cycle, special election it’s actually, statistically, pretty high from what we’ve seen in past elections.”

Measure H, the homeless tax, ultimately garnered 69.34 percent of votes cast. It needed a two-thirds majority to pass.

145914665

Related Posts

15-Year-Old Missing After Leaving Home Near LAX

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Shalawra Kellin last seen June 10 Police are searching for a critical missing teenager who has not been seen since...

Culver City Stormwater Quality Master Plan Discussion Planned For Community Meeting

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Meeting is free to attend and residents can register online. By Toi Creel This week members of the public are...

Culver City’s Mobile Recycling Program Launched

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

By Toi Creel A Culver City program is new way of collecting recyclables for California Redemption Value. In collaboration with...

Culinary Legend Alice Waters Opening Westside Restaurant

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Unnamed restaurant set to open this fall at Hammer Museum By Sam Catanzaro Legendary chef Alice Waters is opening her...

Westside’s Councilmember Mike Bonin Served Recall Papers

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

Bonin served recall papers Tuesday, over 27,000 signatures must be obtained from constituents  By Sam Catanzaro “Our streets have become...

CCUSD Creates First Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

New position first of its kind in California, possibly the nation Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) has created a...

Culver City Police Search for Suspect in Assault and Possible Hate Crime Against Asian American

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Culver City police are searching for a suspect wanted for the assault and possible hate crime against an Asian American...

Edify TV: Westside Vandalism Suspect Arrested

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of Westside vandalisms in West L.A., including at a local...

Mixed-Use 144-Unit Housing Project in The Works For Los Angeles-Culver City Lot

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Apartments would contain public space plus affordable housing By Toi Creel A new six- story housing project is being reviewed...

Edify TV: Traffic Calming Measures Slated for Fox Hills-Area

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Traffic calming measures are coming to roads in Culver City’s Fox Hills area. Learn more in this video made possible...

‘LA-Style’ Fried Chicken Spot Popping-up in Culver City This Weekend

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

Go Go Bird to be at Citizen Public Market Friday and Saturday By Kerry Slater An “LA-style” fried chicken restaurant...

St. Bernard Senior Chloe Jackson Leads the League in Community Service

June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

Chloe Jackson has been giving back to her community for as long as she can remember. The St. Bernard High...

Mother’s Beach Lifeguard Tower Painted to Raise Awareness for Autism

June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

LA County Ocean Lifeguard Scott Snyder paints MDR lifeguard tower to support special needs families By Sam Catanzaro A Mother’s...

CCUSD Collecting Chromebooks From Students

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

By Chad Winthrop Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) is collecting all Chromebooks and power supplies that have been distributed...

Culver City Police Release Footage From Burglary in Hopes of ID-ing Suspects

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Two suspects sought for May 9 incident By Chad Winthrop Culver City police have released security footage from a recent...