Thousands of voters in Los Angeles County are running into a problem at their polling places.
A printing error left more than 118,000 names off the lists at 1,530 precincts, according to the county Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office. Californians statewide are voting in primary elections Tuesday.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and concern this has caused," Brenda Duran of media and communications for the office wrote in a release. "Voters should be assured their vote will be counted.”
She added that the office is "working to determine the root cause of the problem."
“Our office is committed to ensuring every voter has a positive voting experience on Election Day,” Duran wrote.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign called on Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan to keep voting centers open through Friday.
"We want to take a deep breath and make sure no one is disenfranchised ... 118,00 votes could potentially be 2 percent of the entire statewide electorate if it's a low turnout election," said Villaraigosa campaign manager Mike Madrid. "That's considerable."
Villaraigosa told an election crowd that he wanted more information.
"We won't cast aspersions, but we will demand answers," he said.
I'm calling on @LACountyRRCC to keep the polls open longer because of the unprecedented number of voters left off the voter rolls. You have the right to vote. If you were turned away, return to your polling place & exercise your right to vote by requesting a provisional ballot. pic.twitter.com/hLxVPaa9ML— Antonio Villaraigosa (@antonio4ca) June 6, 2018
Villaraigosa is running for governor.
The release shows that 118,522 names of voters were omitted over the county's 4,357 polling locations. One person who was left out was actor Henry Winkler.
My name was left off the polling registry today on Los Angeles— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) June 6, 2018
Despite the error, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said all registered voters, whether on the list or not, will be able to cast ballots.