- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Officials have made changes to ensure that Kanawha County voters are no longer voting in the wrong districts.

News organizations report that Kanawha County commissioners approved several new precincts at a special meeting Wednesday, thereby moving 407 voters into new state delegate and Senate districts.

Officials blamed clerical errors for putting about 1,300 registered voters in the wrong districts in the May primary election. About 133 of the voters had been voting in the wrong race since 2012.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/2aK83eh ) reports the officials approved the changes after the county hired a political cartographer, Doug McKenzie, from Summersville to make a map and catch any potential errors.

No polling places will be changed with the newly created precincts.


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