While the mail-in ballots have been available to voters since Oct. 9, they came in more slowly than usual, said Gene Browning, assistant registrar of voters for Ventura County.
But 870 Conejo Valley residents who registered as absentee voters got the wrong warning letter, Gene Browning, Ventura County's assistant registrar, said Monday.
The printing company mistakenly sent letters to the Conejo Valley that discussed the Ojai Valley problems, Browning
Under state law, officials can start opening absentee ballot envelopes and counting votes today, marking an unofficial deadline for requesting a new absentee ballot.
Now, however, the Elections Division will not open absentee ballots for the two valley areas until later this week, giving people a few more days to get a new ballot.
, however, declined to be more specific on a new deadline.
"It's going to depend on how the rest of my workload goes and if I get many more calls" about the problem, Browning
seemed confident that the absentee problem, which surfaced last week, had not spread to other parts of the county.
"It's just isolated to that handful," Browning