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LANCASTER — An estimated 17,027 Los Angeles County residents in the 5th District, including more than 7,900 Antelope Valley residents — almost all in Lancaster — are expected to receive their Vote by Mail ballots today for Tuesday’s Presidential Primary Election after a mailing error by a vendor.

5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger is asking for an investigation into how it happened and wants to know the party breakdown.

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk mailed the initial Vote by Mail ballots for citizens who signed up as permanent Vote by Mail voters on Feb. 3.

“As we received requests, we pushed them out daily,” spokesman Mike Sanchez said Friday.

But with Election Day less than a week away, some Antelope Valley residents in west Lancaster and Quarts Hill said they still have not received their ballots.

Resident David Moody said Friday that he requested a replacement ballot and had yet to receive it.

Moody’s neighbors shared their concerns about missing ballots on the Nextdoor app.

“There’s well over a hundred on the app that said they haven’t gotten theirs either,” Moody said.

Lancaster resident Jean Youngquist said the two Vote by Mail voters in her home did not receive their ballots either.

“Some people are saying that they have requested them three times and they still have not received them,” Youngquist said.

Because of complaints from voters, Registrar-Recorder officials investigated, discovered the error and mailed the missed ballots this week by first-class mail. The Registar-Recorder’s staff was preparing Friday to send out robocalls and emails to voters telling them their mail-in ballots will be arriving today.

“Attention Voter: Critical information,” the email said. “We have been notified that our mailing vendor did not issue your Vote by Mail ballot on the correct date.”

The office issued Vote by Mail ballots on Wednesday by first-class mail and urged voters to check their mailboxes.

If ballots arrive by Tuesday, they can be dropped off at a Vote Center, Vote by Mail Dropbox, or mailed at a post office before closing. Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday to be counted.

Citizens who normally vote by mail can also vote at any Vote center in Los Angeles County today, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. You do not need to take your Vote by Mail ballot to surrender.

Individuals who did not receive their Vote by Mail ballot can call: 1-800-815-2666 and select option 2 (that number will be available until 8 p.m. leading up to the election).

Vote centers will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A map showing the complete list of vote centers countywide is available online at https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc

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