When attorney Angel Jackson checked her mail last Friday, she did not expect to find a letter from the Cobb County Elections and Registration office.
"It stated that my information was incorrect on my application, that my information didn't match up with the record," said Jackson.
Jackson said she registered to vote when she moved to Cobb County in August. She had no reason to be alarmed when she received her voter registration card in September.
"What was alarming, why would I receive my voter registration first and not the letter? I should have received the letter first and not the registration card," said Jackson.
Jackson went to the Elections and Registration office to find out what happened.
"A lady there told me it was just a data entry mistake. She says, 'I think there was a second application put in for you with a birth date of 1990,'" said Jackson.
Jackson said she only submitted one application.
Janine Eveler, director of the Board of Elections and Registration, told CBS Atlanta the Secretary of State's office generated the letter.
Cobb County just mailed it because that's where Jackson is registered.
"Me reading every line, I knew I still had my right to vote, but most people when they read a letter they read the first line and skim the rest, they could have easily assumed, 'God! I can't vote,'" said Jackson.
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