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Voters Complain Absentee Ballots Arrived Late

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Some San Francisco voters have complained that their mail-in ballots did not arrive until Monday or even election day. But election officials say they have no recent reports of problems with sending out ballots.

Voters who requested ballots near the deadline of October 26 would not have received them until close to election day, said a San Francisco elections office spokesman.

There was a hiccup with mailing ballots out to absentee voters earlier this month, but those voters were mailed another ballot, the spokesman said.

Absentee voters can drop off ballots at any polling place in their county until 8 p.m.  San Francisco also accepts ballots at City Hall and the main post office on Evans Street. The ballots will be processed as provisional ballots.

More than half of registered voters in California are expected to vote by absentee ballot this year, according to the Field Poll. About 9.5 million Californians are expected to vote.

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