Robert Erickson: Why the delay in counting vote-by-mail ballots? |

Robert Erickson: Why the delay in counting vote-by-mail ballots?

On Nov. 11, The Union reported that there were still over 24,000 ballots to be counted by the Elections office, out of a total of about 60,000.

Over 20,000 of the uncounted ballots were described as “mail in” ballots. That is over a third of the total ballots cast. That is a huge proportion to have not yet been counted three days after the election.

I have to question how that occurred. Did the Elections office simply set aside mail in ballots to be counted later? It is difficult to believe that this many were received too late to be counted within three days. This seems very strange to me.

I think the Elections Office owes the people of Nevada County an explanation.

Robert Erickson

Grass Valley

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