Inaccurate info on polling places mistakenly sent to Philly voters

    If you received mail recently from the “Philadelphia Voter Education Initiative,” you might want to recycle it.

    Days before Election Day, the labor-affiliated group Pennsylvania Working Families mistakenly gave more than 30,000 Philadelphia residents inaccurate voting information. 

    Kati Sipp, director of Pennsylvania Working Families, said the organization mailed postcards to voters that accidentally steered them to the wrong polling places due to a data analysis error.

    “We really, deeply regret the error,” she said. “The whole purpose of the mailing was to get people to remember to vote on Tuesday, so we feel terrible that we may have inadvertently contributed to people being confused about where they’re supposed to go vote.”

    City residents who received the postcard can check their polling place on website philadelphiavotes.com. Residents throughout Pennsylvania can find that information on votesPA.com.

    The Philadelphia Daily News first reported the flub on Sunday.

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