Gulfport voters being sent to wrong precincts

05/04/09 update: Gulfport officials now tell WLOX News that many more voters than first expected may have cards with incorrect voting precinct information. Click here for a map of the correct voting precincts.

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport's city clerk's office is advising voters to double-check their voter registration cards. City Clerk Amelia Bordeaux has confirmed that a some people have been sent to the wrong precinct. Problems were found in Wards 1, 2 and 3.

Since the poll books have already been sealed, Tuesday morning Bordeaux says she or a staff member will amend the poll books at the precincts before polls open to ensure people can vote.

If your card is sending you to a precinct outside your ward, you are asked to call Gulfport's City Clerk's office. The number is (228) 868-5789 or (228) 868-5755.

You will be allowed to vote by affidavit if you show up at the wrong precinct. However, Bordeaux says her staff will be sent to amend poll books if people call by Monday informing them of problems.

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