Glitch Leaves Some Broward Residents With Wrong Voting ID Card


POSTED: 11:07 pm EDT May 25, 2006


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Elections officials said a mailroom glitch has left up to 1,000 people in Broward County with the wrong voter identification cards.


For some, the mistake is raising fears of identity theft and bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential recount, the Sun-Sentinel reported.


Broward County is in the process of mailing voters new cards before this fall's election season. The new cards are needed because the state took over the voter rolls and assigned new ID numbers.


Officials said a problem with mailroom equipment resulted in some voters in Coral Springs and Parkland receiving the ID cards for the next person alphabetically on the county's voter list. Those affected have last names beginning with the letters A or B.


About 100,000 cards have been mailed. Officials said the problem was limited to the 33067 and 33071 ZIP codes.


Officials ask anyone who received the wrong card to call 954-357-7050 and report the error. New cards will also be mailed out.


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