Los Angeles County election officials on Tuesday acknowledged sending vote-by-mail guides to as many as 1,100 Democrats that erroneously listed candidates for the 43rd Assembly District in the same space as votes for or against a controversial parcel tax.
The misprinted guides, sent to voters in the San Fernando Valley, indicate that choices for candidates in the June 8 runoff election for the vacant Assembly seat should be marked in positions already designated for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $92.5-million annual parcel tax initiative, said Marcia Ventura, a spokeswoman for the county Registrar-Recorder’s office.
The Assembly district encompasses Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles. Ventura said it was not clear whether only Los Angeles Democratic voters received the misprinted guides, though only district residents of that city would be able to vote for the parcel tax. She said she did not know exactly how many misprinted guides had been sent out, but said it could affect as many as 1,100 voters.