Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross addresses ballot issue

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Who will you vote for?

FLORENCE, AZ — Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross became aware of a ballot issue for the 2018 Election Primary. This problem affects voters not registered to a recognized party that are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). Arizona law allows non-affiliated voters on the PEVL to select a ballot from a recognized party if they choose to vote in the Primary and receive a ballot by mail. In this instance, the voter system retained the ballot selection of voters from the 2016 Election Primary and sent the voter their previous choice unless they had contacted us in this election cycle with their current choice.

  “We learned of this problem from the voters calling in stating they had not selected a ballot to be mailed to them.” After researching the problem, we found the error occurred as a result of an invalid system program to purge voter selection after the 2016 Primary Election. This issue affects two other counties.

  Recorder Ross has been in touch with the Recorders from the other affected counties to discuss the issue. “We are all very disappointed in the current vendor’s lack of support and look forward to a new voter registration system being implemented in 2019 with a new vendor as the current system is clearly outdated.”

  As Pinal had the most voters affected by this ballot issue problem, the following actions are recommended; voters can vote the ballot they received, discard the ballot or contact us for a different party ballot if they so choose. The Secretary of State office sent a file to Pinal County in which we are assessing the number of voters affected by this system error. The last day to request a ballot by mail is August 17th, 2018.

Staff (4882 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Group forming to help Oracle homebound

    September 19th, 2018
    by

      Oracle Village Outreach is a group of Oracle residents looking to form an organization of volunteers to help seniors […]


    San Manuel FFA kicks off year with Greenhand and 360 Conferences

    September 19th, 2018
    by

    SAN MANUEL — Twenty-one first-year members of San Manuel FFA attended the 2018 State Greenhand Conference at the Westin La […]


    Fun Van parenting classes with your 0-5 year old in Dudleyville AZ

    September 19th, 2018
    by

      Fun Van supported by First Things First will be at the Dudleyville Multi-Generational Center for 11 weeks beginning Oct. […]


    Town of Winkelman AZ receives vehicle donation from APS

    September 19th, 2018
    by

    Winkelman, AZ (September 12, 2018) – At the most recent Winkelman Town Council meeting on September 10, Mayor Bracamonte and members […]


  • Additional Stories

    Globe man sentenced to life without parole for first degree murder and child abuse

    September 14th, 2018
    by

    GLOBE, ARIZONA-Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on September 11, 2018, Defendant Jess William Anaya was sentenced by […]


    Blessed Sacrament Church in Mammoth, AZ to host annual Fiesta Sept. 22

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    The annual Blessed Sacrament Church Fiesta, for the residents of Mammoth and the Tri-Community, is an event that fosters togetherness […]


    Ray wins second-straight road game

    September 12th, 2018
    by

      The Ray football team improved to 3 – 1 following last Friday’s 64 – 12 victory at NFL Yet […]


    Along the Gila: Enroll NOW for Lead Abatement Program in Hayden-Winkelman Area

    September 12th, 2018
    by

    Enrollment in the lead abatement program for Hayden and Winkelman began several weeks ago. Homes and public structures in these […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger