Report: Election audit of Santa Clara County's Registrar of Voters requested

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The elections office in Santa Clara County is going under the microscope. Lawmakers say mistakes could call some election results into question.

It's big enough that's it's caught the attention of a local state lawmaker. He wants to make sure when you vote, you have no doubts about the validity of the election results. An assembly committee approved an audit of Santa Clara County's Registrar of Voters office. Campbell Assemblyman Evan Low requested it citing several errors over the past several years.

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The latest came in the voter information guides given to voters for a special election in the city of Campbell. The wrong dates were placed in three different places. Low questioned the frequency of mistakes.

"I understand that it is not uncommon for mistakes to occur in a natural process, but the frequency of these errors is of significant concern. So, I am very much focused on ensuring the electoral process for the public," Low said.

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey responded saying her office has implemented various measures after these past mistakes and will continue to look at ways to improve all of the processes. "I have full confidence in the winners and the outcomes of our elections in Santa Clara County. That said, we have had some errors in processing of the paperwork or programming in the field in these prior elections and we are always looking for ways to improve."

The audit is expected to take about five months.

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