Computer Glitch Leaves 7,000 Voters Unregistered Throughout WA

Of those, there were 232 voters impacted in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties


WENATCHEE- A Department of Licensing computer glitch caused an error in Washington’s “Motor Voter” system leaving nearly 7,000 voters unregistered in the state.

Of those, there were 232 in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.

Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore says fortunately, the error was caught in time to still get ballots out to those voting in the February 13th election.

“Once we found out yesterday about those 81 [Chelan County] voters, we took the high priority ones which were ones that would be affected in the current election,” Moore said, adding that voters impacted in the Cashmere, Entiat and Pateros districts were placed on high priority. “We wound up with four names that were impacted based upon those school districts, three of them were new voters.”

The ballots for the three voters were sent out yesterday, with the fourth voter was corrected as well.

Of the 42 affected voters in Douglas County, only three live in School Districts where the February 13th election comes into play and all of those ballots were sent out Wednesday.