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7,200 more voters were affected by MVA computer error

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Posted at 11:31 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 23:33:23-04

What started as over 19,000 turned into 80,000, now over 7,200 additional voters were reportedly affected by a computer error this primary election.

On Thursday, the Maryland Administrator of Elections, Linda H. Lamone, made the announcement after receiving further information from the MVA.

According to Lamone, the following actions were taken:

Local boards of elections were provided the list of these individuals. Local election officials will utilize the list during a review review of provisional ballots. Individuals on the list who cast a provisional ballot, will have their registration processed and considered.  

MVA will be issued a daily list of provisional voters that don't appear in the voter registration database as well as a daily list of provisional voters that provided an address different from that in the voter registration database. In turn, the MVA will provide all relevant data from any transaction the individual had between April 22, 2017 and June 5, 2018. This will ensure the local boards of elections will have all information needed to make their decisions. 

All local boards will start a public canvassing of provisional ballots on Thursday, July 5 at 10 a.m. Most will be held at local board of elections offices.