The U.S. Postal Service and Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office said they are investigating an incident where a woman allegedly found a box containing 104 unopened mail-in ballots on a sidewalk over the weekend in Hollywood.
“Our office was notified over the weekend of a mail tray found containing approximately 104 unopened, outbound Vote by Mail ballots and additional mail pieces,” the LA County Registrar’s Office told local media outlets in a statement on Monday evening. “Thanks to the cooperation of the person who found the ballots, we were able to quickly respond and coordinate the secure pickup of the ballots.”
The office said that “early signs” suggest that the incident was “mail theft” and wasn’t “a directed attempt at disrupting the election.”
The county’s primary election is set for June 7.