Election officials are reporting scattered backlogs in sending out vote-by-mail ballots to unaffiliated voters who have requested a Democratic or Republican ballot for the July 7 primary elections.
The concern now is that ballots still being mailed today might not be delivered to votes before Election Day.
Yesterday was the deadline for unaffiliated voters to ask for a ballot. Those requests needed to arrive at the county clerk’s office by close of business on Tuesday; if they are received after Tuesday, the ballot will not be mailed out, regardless of the postmark.
Unaffiliated voters wishing to participate in the primary election can still receive a ballot by appearing in-person at the office of their county clerk, or they can cast a provisional ballot on Election Day at one of a limited number of polling locations.