Wednesday, November 08, 2006

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[Chelsea] Clinton arrived at a polling place on West 20th Street in Manhattan shortly after it opened at 6 a.m., only to have election workers tell her that her name was not in the book of registered voters. The book listing her name had apparently been sent to the wrong polling place, so they could not let her walk into a voting booth and pull the lever.

Richard Rothstein, who has voted for 17 years at a polling place on West 45th Street, said he rain into the same difficulty as Ms. Clinton: election workers could not find his name in the book of registered voters.

He said that an election worker told him “a lot of names” had been dropped when the registration books were prepared.

From « Mother’s on Ballot, but Daughter’s not in Voting Book» in this morning’s New York Times.

Mr. Rothstein and Ms. Clinton were asked to fill out an affidavit and then cast a paper ballot.

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