Several voters in new, redistricted parts of Ward 2 may have received letters in the mail last week directing them to vote at the wrong polling place in the September primary, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics said yesterday.
The problem arose because elections board workers put letters meant for Ward 6 residents in envelopes that were addressed to people living in Ward 2. The Ward 2 residents who received the letters live in that section of the ward in Georgetown that formerly was in Ward 3.
Elections board spokesman Herman Washington said the letters were meant to inform residents of Ward 6 in the area of the U.S. Capitol who formerly were districted in Ward 2 that their ward number had been changed, but that they could vote at 222 East Capitol St., the polling place they had used in previous elections.
Instead, some Georgetown residents received letters directing them to vote at the East Capitol Street site, far from their homes.
Washington said that it had not yet been determined how many voters incorrectly received the letters, but that the board of elections will try to correct the misinformation with a new mailing as soon as possible.