The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has advised County Election offices in California of errors it made in 23,000 customer voter files. A new law automatically registers DMV customers as voters. In the past several months an administrative processing error in their system impacted some voter data obtained by the DMV. The affected data was transferred from DMV to the Secretary of State and California counties.
The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters has been receiving contacts from local voters pointing out errors in their files such as incorrect vote by mail status or incorrect choice of political party. These contacts have all been from voters whose records originated at the DMV.
The Stanislaus Registrar of Voters is following the directions requested by the Secretary of State and directing affected voters to go to the California Secretary of State’s website to review their personal voter information at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov; re-register or make changes at https://registertovote.ca.gov; or request a paper voter registration form from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters by calling 209-525-5200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.