Nearly 120,000 names were left off the voting rolls in Los Angeles during Tuesday’s crucial jungle primary due to a printing error, local officials said.
The 118,522 voters’ names were erroneously excluded across more than a thousand precincts in the state, local officials said.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this has caused,” Dean C. Logan, the county clerk, said in a statement. “Voters should be assured their vote will be counted.”
The local registrar’s office has said registered voters who have been affected by the printing error can cast provisional ballots that will be counted, Los Angeles’ KTLA reported.
But former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is locked in a fierce primary fight for the number-two spot in the California gubernatorial race, called for polls to remain open longer as a result of the snafu.