Sacramento County’s unopened ballots
February 18, 2013
The Sacramento County Elections office announced Thursday that a staffer found 407 uncounted ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election sitting unopened in a sealed bag on a shelf. [SacramentoBee]
The employee found the ballots while going through red supply bags in preparation for the next election.
Nevertheless, after reviewing the newly discovered ballots Jill LaVine, registrar of voters for Sacramento County, said had they been counted in November it would not have changed the outcome of any contests in the 92 affected precincts.
“Upon discovery, after my stomach dropped, we called County Counsel, I called the Secretary of State legal counsel, I alerted the board (of supervisors) and then we went through the ballots and put them in precincts” to determine if any could alter a close race, LaVine said.