Va. Board of Elections: 147 people voted in wrong election
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 150 Virginians had their votes cast in the wrong House of Delegates election earlier this month, the state Department of Elections said in a report released Friday.
At least 384 voters were incorrectly assigned in total, with 147 of those actually having voted. The affected were in the 28th District and 88th District, which together cover parts of Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg.
110 voters were assigned to the 88th that should have been in the 28th, 207 were assigned to the 28th that should have been in the 88th, and 67 were assigned to the 28th that should have been assigned to the 2nd, said the VDoE report.
The State Board of Elections had asked for help from the DoE as they try to understand the full scope of what happened. But in their report, the DoE made sure to say that they didn’t have a formal role or responsibility in the assignment of voters to districts, although they “provide as much assistance as possible, upon request, to the local general registrars and elected officials.”