What’s happening?

The State Board of Elections announced on Friday that 150 Baltimore voters were assigned to the wrong districts in the Lauraville-Arcadia area, though the initial estimate was in the low thousands, Mark Reutter reports for the Baltimore Brew. 

How were these voters registered in the wrong district? 

A review by city and state officials identified voters in Legislative District 43A that should have been in District 45. The results of the review followed statements by Baltimore’s elections chief, Armstead B.C. Jones Sr., that “a couple thousand” voters were assigned to the wrong district due to data entry errors.

“The redistricting process requires making manual changes in the database and, in this case, four streets were not moved after redistricting into the correct precinct, which impacted the legislative districts those precincts were in,” said deputy state elections administrator Nikki Charlson.

Anything else I should know? 

Elections officials identified errors with specific addresses, including 4200-4713 Elsrode Avenue, 2301-2303 Halcyon Avenue, 2305-2909 Halcyon Avenue, 4500-4523 Hampnett Avenue, and 2401-2409 East Cold Spring Lane.

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