San Francisco voters were the second-worst in the state when it came to turning in their mail ballots on time for the March primary election.
More than 9,100 city voters saw their ballots go uncounted either because they weren’t postmarked by the March 3 election day or didn’t arrive in the mail by the March 6 deadline, according to a new study by the California secretary of state.
Statewide, late ballots counted for more than 70% of rejected mail-in votes.
“When people voted late, a lot of them put their ballots in that big blue (mail) box on election day, not realizing that they wouldn’t be picked up on time,” said John Arntz, San Francisco’s elections chief.
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