More than 25,000 voters alerted to the wrong DC primary date in the mail

D.C. now knows just how many voters got incorrect information about the upcoming primary election date.

In total, 25,785 residents received a card in the mail with incorrect language, said Ladawne White with Vote DC.

The cards said that primary elections are held on the third Tuesday in June on even-numbered years; however, D.C.’s primary is June 2, not June 16.

Once the error was realized earlier this month, White said the office stopped printing and put a rush order on new cards, which will also have voter registration information attached.

“We’re going to clearly spell out the date for all three elections this year,” she told WTOP.

White could not specify when the new cards will be sent out listing the primary, special and general election dates.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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