Will There Be Enough Ballots?
Election officials are bracing for tremendous turnout at polling places throughout Los Angeles County Tuesday and reassuring voters that enough ballots will be on hand to serve the millions expected to show up for the hotly contested race.
Dean Logan, county clerk for the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder, said the his office is planing for what is expected to be record voter participation by equipping polling places with "sufficient numbers of ballots and a contingency plan to ensure all voters are served on Tuesday," he said.
Logan's statement was meant to reassure apprehensive watch dog groups concerned about the adequate ballot supply.
On Sunday, Work the Vote Los Angeles wrote to Logan, concerned that enough ballots will not be on hand while others continued to worry that their absentee ballot would not be counted until well after Nov. 4.
Logan said his office, which oversees 4.3 million registered voters -- the largest jurisdiction in the nation -- has been prepping for this election since last year and has been tracking the prospective impacts a crush of voters might have on busier precincts to ensure all goes as planned.