Reducing Poll Problems

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A new project is underway in Washington County to cut down on voting problems at the polls.

According to the Board of Elections, more than 1,000 people in the county have information that doesn't match up with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Election officials say that can cause problems for voters.

"If you have an issue with your birth date or say your address; when you go to the poll, that's the kind of thing that could force you not to get a regular ballot. You'd have to vote a provisional (ballot), which means you get a big yellow envelope and you have to fill out a lot more paperwork," Peggy Byers, Board of Elections Director, said.

Within the next few weeks, the board will be sending letters to those with the mismatched information; explaining how to fix the problem.

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