Two people I know were given provisional ballots today when their polling places couldn’t find their names on the logs. Both of them had received their information, including sample ballot (with polling place listed), in the mail and fortunately both had that information with them. They both are (understandably) a bit concerned about whether or not their votes will get counted and why they weren’t listed (one is in West LA and the other in Sylmar, so whatever the issue is, it seems to be city-wide). I was a bit worried I might encounter the same thing since I moved a little over a month ago to my new place, but I was listed. There was, however, a snafu at the polling place when a woman came to vote and there was already a signature by her name (it appeared to be someone else’s signature, but whose they couldn’t determine). What about y’all? Witness any disturbing screw ups today as we tried to exercise our right/privilege/obligation to vote?
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Has this happened to anyone else? What gives here?