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More than 7,500 voters affected by misprint on registration cards

Nikita R Stewart

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics -- grappling with early voting and new machines -- announced that 7,529 voters in four precincts were issued registration cards that listed them as living in the wrong ward.

According to the elections board, a vendor misinterpreted voter information to list the first digit of a voter's "single member district" as the ward where the voter resides.

The elections board will be distributing new cards to the voters affected. The cards are not necessary to vote but can make casting a ballot convenient and faster, said Alysoun McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the board.

The four single member districts and precincts affected are as follows:

Single Member District 3G01-4 (Precincts 51 and 52 in Ward 4)

Single Member District 6D01-2 (Precinct 129 in Ward 2)

Single Member District 3C01 (Precinct 136 in Ward 1).

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 2, 2010; 9:40 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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We got the mailing last week and I was incredulous that they had wasted money sending these things out. I can't even vote in the primary and yet they still waste money sending me a voter card and this stupid book on the ballot. I'm surprised they weren't all green and white with Fenty's name and face all over them. The District is getting to pay again to haul them off in the recycling truck.
Please Congress, take over the District government and save the residents from this incompetence. We'd be better off if the government was contracted out to Lockheed Martin or some other big beltway bandit like that.

Posted by: blankspace | September 2, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The DC BOEE is a waste. I registered to vote at the DMV when I got my license and it took 4 months before I got my voter registration card. I moved in June and when I was updating my license I stupidly filled out the form at the DMV to change my voter registration. I realized the day after the deadline to switch your voter information that I had not yet recieved my new voter registration card, so I called the BOEE. They claim not to have recieved my information and say that I must come in person to the BOEE to update my address. When I was printing out the form to take them I saw that they have my SSN number wrong, too. Thank you DC for your all around incompetence. If you can't run a city how do you propose to run a state?

Posted by: GreyKat | September 2, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

And so it begins...

1. My initial comment (above) disappeared from this thread.

2. BOEE is useless; the everyday citizen shouldn't expect a fair process when bringing complaints before this board. This election will likely result in many complaints.

3. I have been a registered independent voter for more than 10 years. Having maintained the same party and Ward 4 residential address, since last year, I have received SEVERAL unsolicited duplicate voter registration cards from BOEE.

Posted by: logosdesigns | September 2, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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