California election officials to voters: Stop disinfecting your mail-in ballots
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Election officials in Sacramento County urged voters not to try to disinfect their mail-in ballots because doing so can invalidate the ballots.
“Voters do not have to worry about contracting COVID from their mail-in ballots,” Courtney Bailey-Kanelos, the registrar of voters in Sacramento County, told the news station.
She said as of Monday, officials have received 100 ballots damaged by disinfectants and alcohol sprays. At least one person microwaved their ballot to disinfect it, KCRA reported.
The Registrar of Voters tells me the pink envelope and mail-in ballots were processed by machine weeks ago and are safe to handle. Damaged ballots will not be processed. #Election2020 #COVID (2/2) pic.twitter.com/FN0imC48G4
— Stephanie Lin (@StephanieLinTV) October 11, 2020