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Ballot Board begins processing Santa Clarita City Council mail-in votes

Posted: April 2, 2014 4:19 p.m.
Updated: April 2, 2014 4:19 p.m.

Vote By Mail Ballot Board Inspector Chantelle White, center, and other board members prepare some of the 7.916 Santa Clarita City Council mail-in ballots for counting on Tuesday. The sorting process is open to the public and conducted at the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall. Signal photo by Dan Watson

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Members of Santa Clarita’s Vote by Mail Ballot Board have started work preparing ballots to be counted on Election Day Tuesday.

Board members assist with sorting, opening and organizing ballots cast in the Santa Clarita City Council election to prepare them to be counted on Tuesday, according to Interim City Clerk Armine Chaparyan.

Officials said Tuesday they had already received 7,916 vote-by-mail ballots ahead of next week’s election.

Those on the ballot board are responsible for grouping and sorting ballots by voting precinct and grouping ballots in batches of 20. They were hard at work Wednesday.

Ballots are reviewed to make sure they are not damaged or covered with smudges or writing.

“The ballot board reviews each ballot to make sure ovals are correctly marked and ballots are ready for processing on election night,” wrote Chaparyan in an email. “Any ballots that are questionable require additional review by the city clerk and deputy city clerk.”

That process takes place in the Century Room in Santa Clarita City Hall, and board members work between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. prepping the ballots.

The board will work Thursday, is off Friday, and will resume on Monday. Tuesday the board works all day, according to Chaparyan.

“This process is open to the public. Anyone wishing to view may do so by signing in at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, receiving an observer tag and sitting behind the roped area in the Century Room,” Chaparyan wrote in an email.




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