Amador County Election Day Ballots Statement:

Kim Grady, Amador County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar Of Voters has released the following statement on behalf of the Amador County Elections Department about the ballot issues in the June 5th 2018 Primary Election.

 

Amador County Election Day Ballots Statement:

“When ordering ballots for an election, calculations are made using the number of poll voters and an estimated statewide turnout percentage. For a June Primary, statewide turnout is historically low. Because Amador County’s turnout is usually above the statewide turnout, we doubled the expected percentage. This was obviously an underestimation. Amador County voters came out in force. While it is wonderful to have such great voter participation, the high usage of ballots became an inconvenience to our voters. We executed our protocols for the possibility of low ballots, which are in place for every election. These protocols include the use of Sample Ballots, ballot facsimiles in addition to which we ordered, received and delivered an additional 1,000 ballots. Because our poll workers are well trained, they were able to execute these plans and made sure the voters knew that anyone in line at 8 P.M. would be able to vote, no matter how long it takes.”

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