NEW YORK (AP) — A 73-year-old New York woman has discovered her official voter registration card lists her birth year as 1850, aging her by a whopping 91 years.
Luz Pabellon tells the New York Post she’s been voting for years but never knew city Board of Elections records misstated her age by nearly a century.
Election officials tell the newspaper origins of the mix-up can be traced to 1978, when Pabellon registered to vote, listing “18+” in the date-of-birth section of her voting card. Years later, the board entered those cards electronically and the Bronx resident’s birthdate was somehow entered in as 01/01/1850 by default.
The registered Democrat was actually born in 1941.
Some officials tell the Post they worry that election records might similarly misstate voters’ birth years.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com
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