PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Thousands of voters in Maricopa County have reportedly not received their voter ID cards. That's causing some confusion, as voters in the West Valley get ready to decide who will represent the Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday.
The problem reportedly stems from a printer error.
"The dye cut has to be just right, the printing has to be just right, and the setup for the data has to be just right," said Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.
Voter ID cards haven't been sent out since December, causing some to wonder if they can vote at all in the special election. Fontes says even if you don't have a card, it won't be an issue.
"They would have gotten a sample ballot in the mail if they voted in a precinct, or they would have gotten their ballot by mail. All they have to do is be registered on time," said Fontes.
Fontes says that, over the weekend, his office just about caught up to the backlog.
"We've caught up now, I think past the weekend," said Fontes. "The printer tells us 157,000 of these have been sent out."
This is the second issue that has raised some eyebrows for the CD8 election. During the primary, a Glendale woman received two ballots in the mail for the election, and brought it to the supervisor's attention.
"We like the criticism because it helps us get better, and that's what's important about doing this job," said Fontes.