Supervisor of Elections takes blame for robocall mishap

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is taking the blame this weekend for the robocall goof on Election Day.

More than 12,000 Pinellas voters received an automated call last Tuesday morning advising them to vote "tomorrow." The call was scheduled to go on Monday and did to many voters, but an error caused more of the calls to be placed Tuesday.

"The general election is tomorrow," part of the call said. "If you want to vote and return your mail ballot, please take it to any ballot dropoff site by 7 p.m. tomorrow."

Clark told the Tampa Bay Times the company that provided the software used for the call was not to blame, as she had first said. She said it was actually her staff that didn't fully understand how the software worked.

"This one is on me," she told the Times.

Most of the voters who received the call were immediately notified of the mistake.