Ohio county mails 2,200 erroneous voter postcards

3:10 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBUS --  About 2,200 voters in northwest Ohio were mailed official postcards listing the presidential election date as Nov. 8 when Election Day is Nov. 6.

The Ottawa County Board of Elections was working Monday to remedy the error.

Deputy Director Carol Ann Hill said the cards were sent to three precincts, affecting about 7 percent of the county's 30,000 registered voters.

She said the small percentage "doesn't make it any better" and new cards with accurate information will go out as soon as possible. The bad cards also listed a wrong polling place.

Ohio Democrats criticized the mistake. Ottawa County, east of Toledo along Lake Erie, went 52 percent for Democrat Barack Obama in the last election.

Obama beat Republican John McCain there by 1,440 votes in 2008.

The Associated Press

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