Absentee Ballot

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It’s a miracle!

Absentee mail-in ballots are finally landing in San Bernardino County voter mailboxes.

Michael Scarpello, the Registrar of Voters, for the past two weeks, has been blaming a vendor snafu for the long delay.

But it’s par for the course for a county with a history of poor ballot delivery and election night counting and reporting issues.

This voter’s ballot showed-up on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

That’s just over two weeks until Election Day.

The late delivery is also playing hell with the schedules campaigns previously set for dropping their own mail to voters.

For example. The mail from the campaign of embattled county supervisor Robert Lovingood landed essentially a decade ago.

In other words, politically-speaking, it was received by voters way ahead of when it should have been, thanks to the ballot delay.

The county should seek a penalty from the responsible vendor. But it won’t.