A sample ballot and voter information pamphlet sent to Malibu voters contains errors and should not be used, according to election officials in Santa Monica.
Sarah Gorman, City Clerk/Director of Records & Elections for the City of Santa Monica, released the following statement:
“The County of Los Angeles and the City of Santa Monica have discovered an error in the Santa Monica Supplemental Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet that was sent to City of Malibu voters. The error involves incorrect ballot position numbering of the Board of Education candidates and Measure ES on the ballot.
Voters should ONLY use the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Vote By Mail Instruction Guide or Sample Ballot.”
According to Gorman, the numbers for each candidate and Measure ES are incorrect on the city sample ballot, but that the county's version is correct.
Election day is Nov. 6.