An investigation into possible absentee ballot irregularities in the recent county Board of Supervisors election is almost complete, the district attorney said Thursday.
District Attorney Gilbert Otero said investigators are set to conduct one more interview in connection with a probe stemming from a request by supervisorial candidate Joe Maruca after November's election.
Seven people reportedly requested that absentee ballots be sent to the Golden West Motel at 1080 Adams Ave. in El Centro.
During his campaign, Maruca would obtain the names of voters who requested absentee ballots from the county Elections Department. Maruca would then mail letters requesting that the absentee voter support his candidacy. The 1080 Adams Ave. address kept popping up one day, Maruca has said.