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The Denkmann Report: LA County’s Top Election Official Apologizes For Primary Day Voting System Issues




Voters prepare their ballots in voting booths during early voting for the California presidential primary election at an L.A. County 'vote center' on March 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Voters prepare their ballots in voting booths during early voting for the California presidential primary election at an L.A. County 'vote center' on March 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder Dean Logan made a surprise appearance before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors during their meeting on Tuesday to address rollout issues with the new vote centers and voting system that the county implemented when Californians cast their primary ballots on March 3.

Supervisor Janice Hahn told Logan that she had “lost confidence,” according to KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann, who attended the meeting. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl suggested she’d like to move to a vote-by-mail system for everyone for the November general election. Logan told the supervisors that the implementation process was not what he’d hoped it would be for voters or poll workers. He apologized and vowed to work to regain the board’s confidence, saying he felt the solution was not to give up, but to get it right.

Today on AirTalk, KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkman recaps the details Logan’s appearance in front of the board and explains what changes we might expect to see in upcoming elections based on the registrar/recorder’s comments.

For more from Libby on yesterday's meeting, click here.

Guest:

Libby Denkmann, KPCC senior politics reporter who was at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting where Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder Dean Logan made public comments; she tweets @libdenk