Will more mix-ups plague Fulton County voting precincts? - CBS46 News

Will more mix-ups plague Fulton County voting precincts?

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Voters in Fulton County are crossing their fingers that they'll be able to cast their votes Tuesday without a hitch.

The county has had a number of mix-ups recently. Last month, the Fulton County Elections sent more than 170 letters to voters, telling them they're flagged as convicted felons and won't be able to vote in this year's election.

It turned out that only a handful of those voters are convicted felons. Fulton County's new elections director Richard Barron took responsibility for the mistake and said his department learned a lesson.

"We have a responsibility to make sure that we go through those names, and we can't take for granted the list that comes to us is perfect," said Barron.

Also, a few weeks ago, nearly 15,000 voters received registration cards directing them to the wrong poll locations.

Fulton County officials said the county relies on the state's computer system. They told CBS Atlanta News the state somehow failed to input new data for voters who were recently redistricted.

The latest problem comes as the secretary of state's office continues investigating problems with the 2012 elections in the county.

Among the complaints reported last year: no records of many registered voters, a shortage of paper ballots and confused poll workers who let long lines form.

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