Arizona’s Maricopa County is home to sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose controversial (to put it mildly) record includes unconstitutionally awful conditions in the local jails, reinstituting prisoner chain gangs, terrorizing Latino residents, and staging an assassination plot against himself.
Arpaio is in danger of being voted out of office in two weeks, but county election officials are giving him some help, ABC 15 in Arizona reports:
A spokesperson for the Maricopa County Elections Department admits they once again gave voters the wrong date of next month’s election.
Yvonne Reed confirms to ABC15 that bookmarks distributed by the elections department incorrectly listed the date of the general election in Spanish as November 8. The flip side of the bookmark correctly lists the date in English as November 6.
ABC15 exposed a similar mistake by the Maricopa County Elections Department last week on a voter ID document. The document, like the bookmark, also listed the date of the general election in Spanish as November 8, but November 6 in English.
Reed, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell’s spokesperson, says the error was not intentional but rather simply yet another mistake.