Mail In Ballot Controversy Rocks Purple State Primary

What a difference having a Republican governor makes especially in a purple state.

In the recent Nevada primary voters found irregularities after they were able to look at their voting history online.

Nevada’s secretary of state has claimed they have identified the issue and will be ensuring that the problem is soveled.

According to a report form the Las veas Review-Journal the problem is at the county level.

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

It determined that the problem resulted in some counties not taking the proper steps to upload their voter registration. Every night each county uploads their voter registration to the secretary of state’s database, which executes code to create the statewide voter registration file that Nevadans see when they log into, according to the secretary of state’s office.

The systems used by some counties require additional steps to be taken to ensure that voters who did not return their ballot do not have vote history, the secretary of state’s office said. Some of those steps were not taken, which resulted in inaccurate data on the website.

So what was happening?

When voters learned about the issue, they went online to see their voter history to find that their mail-in ballot was cast despite not voting in the primary.

Registered Republican Daphne Lee said that she learned her mail-in ballot was counted even though she didn’t participate in the election. When she tried to opt out of receiving a mail-in ballot, she received notice she wasn’t registered to vote.

“It’s just so frustrating,” Lee said in a phone interview. “This makes everyone uncomfortable.”

The secretary of state’s office said in a statement that it would only take a couple of days to fix the issue:

“Again, this is an error that relates to the code used for when a voter is sent a mail ballot and does not return it; it has no connection in any way to vote tabulation,” the office said in a statement. The top-down Voter Registration and Election Management System (VREMS) project at the Secretary of State’s office will go live prior to the June 2024 election, and remove the need for these outdated processes.”


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