A small number of absentee voters in Morada may have misprinted ballots. Late Friday afternoon, the San Joaquin Registrar's Office was alerted that some of the races in a specific precinct were omitted.
"We're not exactly sure how many. We figure it's just a few," Registrar Austin Erdman said. "It's not all of the voters."
There are 315 absentee voters in precinct No. 91408, and a number of them received ballots with the races for a different precinct printed on the back side.
The only races that are affected are a portion of the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees and the Stockton East water board, according to Erdman, who said it was an error by the vendor.
All of the state races and propositions are included since they appear on the ballot's front side.
The Registrar's Office became aware of the issue when a husband and wife started filling out their ballots and realized they were printed with different races. They reportedly alerted the elections office in person.
Workers then reviewed 177 of the 315 absentee ballots already received and found "a few" misprinted ones, Erdman said, adding that all of the absentee ballots will now be reviewed as they come in.
None of the ballots to be distributed at polling places Tuesday are affected, according to Erdman.
He encouraged voters with questions on this issue or any to call the office Monday. The number is 468-2890.
Erdman said if a voter discovers he or she has a bad ballot, he will immediately send someone out to the voter's resident to exchange the old ballot for a new one.
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