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LA County News Release - 6/8/18
LA County has issued the below statement to let people know what they are doing to rectify the unfortunate data errors in printing that were made this June 5th Statewide Primary Election. View release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2018
Media Contact: Brenda Duran
L.A. County Initiates Independent Review Following Roster Printing Error
L.A. County Chief Information Officer and Auditor-Controller will work with Independent Third-Party to Conduct Analysis and Evaluation
LOS ANGELES -- To identify and address the root causes of a printing error in voter rosters during the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election, Los Angeles County has initiated a comprehensive action plan to identify, review and address the full scope and nature of what occurred.
On Tuesday, June 5 the County identified an error in the printing of voter rosters for the Primary Election that resulted in a substantial number of voters not being listed and having to vote provisionally.
"The magnitude of this situation and the impact on public trust and confidence in the elections process is of great concern," Logan said. "I believe it is critical to have an independent third-party assessment of the incidents and a comprehensive analysis with reported findings, recommendations and evaluation to bolster the security protocols employed in future elections and to provide a full explanation to our electorate, Board of Supervisors and stakeholders."
The department is focused first and foremost on the continued canvass of Tuesday's election with a priority on processing and counting provisional ballots cast by voters affected by the printing error.
Immediately following the election, the County initiated the following actions:
- Expediting the processing of provisional ballots cast by voters who appeared at their assigned polling place to vote and were not listed in the roster. Voters will be notified through letters and, where applicable, by email or automatic phone calls that their provisional ballot was received, processed and counted.
- Requested assistance from the Los Angeles County Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Chief Executive and the Auditor-Controller to bring in an independent third-party to conduct a detailed review of systems, procedures and verification of the roster print job to identify exactly what occurred and to identify corrective actions + technically and operationally.
These action items will be included in a full report and accounting of the issue and corrective action as requested by the Board of Supervisors and the Secretary of State.
State Assembly and Senate Candidates - 5/10/2018
Here is the link to the recording of the Candidates Forum for State Senate D 26 and Assembly D 66 hosted by the 3 Local Leagues of Women Voters (Torrance, Beach Cities and PVPeninsula) last week. Torrance Citicable was our "videographer".
City of Torrance Candidates Forum
In preparation for voting in the General Municipal Election on June 5, 2018, the LWVTA will hold this forum for the candidates for Mayor, Three (3) Councilmembers, City Clerk, and City Treasurer. All candidates will be invited to participate in a question and answer session moderated by an LWV professional. The public is welcome to attend and to provide questions during the program.
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Lady Gaga's Suffrage Video - set to Bad Romance
Enjoy : Lady Gaga's Women's Suffrage video
,a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the brave women who joined her in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment.
"The Dog Ate My Ballot" and Other Reasons Some Don't Head for the Polls
We've all heard it. The reasons people give for not voting. "It takes too much time." "I don't like the candidates." To talk more about the reasons people don't vote and what can be done to encourage them to participate in elections, The California Report's Rachael Myrow checked in with Jenny Waggoner. She's president of the League of Women Voters for California. The League has just conducted some new research on voter participation, or lack thereof.
To hear this report, click below and then click the arrow on the media bar to start the interview.