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9K Arlington Voters Receive Wrong Polling Place Information

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    9000 Arlington voters were sent mail directing them to the wrong polling location (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    About 9,000 Arlington County voters received incorrect directions on where to go vote in the Nov. 8 elections because of a mailroom error. 

    Media outlets report that voters in the Wilson, Crystal City and Abingdon precincts this week received voter cards in their mailboxes that said their normal polling places had changed. This is true, but the cards gave the wrong location for the new polling place. 

    “For all three of these precincts, inadvertently the polling location got printed on the voting cards as the Lyon Park Community Center, which of course is incorrect,” Arlington County Director of Elections Linda Lindberg said.

    New, corrected voter cards were sent Wednesday with a letter of apology. The error occurred when the county mailroom used the wrong precinct information, Lindberg said. 

    The polling-place changes are a result of construction at the normal sites.

    If voters in D.C., Maryland or Virginia have any confusion about where to vote, they can go to the elections website for their state and type in their address. And remember to take the identification your state requires.

    “You need photo ID in Virginia," Lindberg said. "And it’s very specific. It has to be a Virginia driver’s license or government issued ID, like a passport -- that’s perfectly fine -- student IDs from Virginia schools, or an employer ID.”