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About 5,000 people in Riverside County will receive duplicate vote-by-mail ballots for the November midterm election after a “computer system error,” but the mistake won’t allow voters to cast ballots twice, according to the county registrar.
The computer error was caught over the weekend, but not before 5,000 mail-in ballots were sent to voters living in Canyon Lake, Menifee, Murrieta, Wildomar and Winchester, said Rebecca Spencer, the Riverside County registrar of voters.
Spencer recommended anyone who receives identical ballots to destroy the extra copy.
“It is important to note that none of the duplicate ballots will result in a voter being able to cast more than one ballot,” Spencer said in a news release. “I take election integrity seriously and apologize for the inconvenience.”