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D.C. Underpaid or Overpaid Hundreds of Poll Workers for June Primary

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    D.C. underpaid or overpaid hundreds of poll workers for the primary election in June. Scott MacFarlane reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    D.C. underpaid or overpaid hundreds of poll workers for the primary election in June.

    The D.C. government underpaid 142 workers a total of $43,000. The District said it has since sent extra checks to those men and women to make up the difference.

    Another 120 workers were overpaid as much as $1,000. D.C. asked those workers to give back the extra money.

    D.C. Board of Elections emails obtained by the News4 I-Team blame problems with how data was entered during the primary season. In those same emails, the board of elections said, "The mistake was unfortunate, but it happens."

    In a statement Friday, the board of elections said it is "fully ready" for the general election.