About one out of every eight absentee ballots cast in the March 1 primary election was rejected, according to a report by the Associated Press’s Paul J. Weber and Acacia Coronado.

Nearly 23K absentee ballots were rejected, almost all of them because they did not meet the new identification requirements enacted by the Legislature last year. The total is likely higher – the authors were able to obtain data from 187 of the state’s 254 counties. The counties that provided data accounted for 85% of primary voters.

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