More than one Riverside County election worker has tested positive for coronavirus this week, causing dozens of Registrar of Voters employees to quarantine as the office works to certify November election results by Dec. 3.
In a news release issued late Wednesday, Nov. 25, Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer said her office is on target to meet that deadline.
County spokeswoman Brooke Federico said the county is not releasing the number of employees who are positive for privacy reasons.
All department employees were tested Wednesday, and the office was also set to be disinfected.
Tasks that need to be completed include the processing of about 1,000 mail-in ballots and 3,000 provisional ballots, according to the registrar’s website.
According to the news release, the office is also conducting a manual audit of 1% of the ballots to test the accuracy of the counting machines, and voters whose signature did not match their registration have until Dec. 1 to return a signature-curing form.