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Some In-Person Voting Problems Reported In LA, Ventura Counties

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Elections officials in Los Angeles and Ventura counties say voting is moving forward smoothly Monday, despite reports of problems for people voting in person over the weekend.

Voting machines for use in the California gubernatorial recall election are seen at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office, August 27, 2021 in Norwalk, California. - The recall election, which will be held on September 14, 2021, asks voters to respond two questions: whether Newsom, a Democrat, should be recalled from the office of governor, and who should succeed Newsom if he is recalled. Forty-six candidates, including nine Democrats and 24 Republicans, are looking to take Newsom's place as the governmental leader of California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Some votes had to be cast by provisional ballot over the weekend after issues were found with some electronic poll book at the Disabled American Veterans 73 and El Camino Real Charter High School, according to Mike Sanchez of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office.

"The voters who experienced the issue were offered and provided a provisional ballot – the failsafe option to ensure no one is turned away from voting," he said in a statement. "Provisional ballots are regular ballots and once the eligibility of the voter is verified, they are processed and counted."

Voting never stopped at these locations, and the equipment at those locations was replaced, Sanchez said. Los Angeles County has opened all its voting centers ahead of Tuesday's recall elections, and polls will be open until 7 p.m. Monday and will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

On Saturday, Clerk-Recorder's Twitter account refuted "false reports of all the Vote Centers in Ventura County being down."

"That is NOT the case," the tweet said. "There have been some intermittent outages that were clearly addressed. No voter was denied the right to vote; some voters were redirected to a nearby Vote Center."

The Clerk-Recorder also invited voters to report any other issues by calling (805) 654-2664. To vote in Ventura County, visit

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