The state’s late certification of ballots two weeks ago delayed the process and final reviews were not completed until this week, said JoAnn Sebastiani, director of the county’s elections bureau. Pending any last-minute issues, the nearly 50,000 voters and counting who requested mail-in ballots should receive them next week.
“We’re doing the final testing of the ballots to make sure they can be read,” Sebastiani said.
The county bought four digital scanners, two more than were on hand for the June primary, to count mail-in ballots cast during the November election.
Sebastiani said requests continue to flow in to the elections bureau in large numbers and as many as 100,000 voters could skip voting in person at the county’s 307 precincts in favor of casting ballots by mail.