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Text from Democratic Party directs voters to wrong polling places

November 7, 2016

The Indiana Democratic Party says a glitch in its voter mobilization text-messaging system sent hundreds of voters the wrong polling places for Tuesday's election.

Party spokesman Drew Anderson says "a data-match error" resulted in texts being sent to some voters that listed their incorrect polling place.

He said the party believes fewer than 2,000 voters received texts that included the wrong polling location.

Anderson said the party is sending voters who received the incorrect texts a new message informing them to go to a website to confirm their polling location.

He said the party apologizes "for any inconvenience" the situation created.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Tim Horty said the Marion County Clerk's has alerted the agency to several voters who received texts listing their incorrect polling place.

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