Reps. Roybal-Allard, Gomez, and Lieu Joint Statement on Flawed Electronic Ballot Design

February 28, 2020
For Immediate Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the flawed electronic ballot design in Los Angeles County:

"As a result of a faulty electronic ballot design, many voters in Los Angeles County, including in parts of our congressional districts, will not see our names or the names of other candidates unless they specifically hit the 'MORE' button when voting.  The electronic ballot only shows four candidates on each page regardless of the number of candidates in that race.  In a race with more than four candidates, a voter could select one of the four candidates listed without knowing there are additional candidates, and then skip to the next race on the ballot.  We urge all voters who vote electronically to always hit the 'MORE' button before they finish voting in any particular race.

The current situation is not acceptable and inadequate measures have been taken to remedy this serious flaw.  We call on Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan to (1) take whatever steps are necessary to ensure voters are educated fully about the 'MORE' button, and (2) fix this situation for future primary elections."

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