After glitch, nearly 3,000 Pinellas voters will get new info cards
Nearly 3,000 voters in a precinct in St. Petersburg will soon receive new voter information cards after a printer's error resulted in the cards having incomplete information on the voting location.
Voters in Precinct 120 in the Wildwood community in south St. Pete, a predominantly Democratic area, vote at the Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center at 1000 28th St. S. Spokesman Jason Latimer for the Pinellas County elections office said that when the information cards were printed, the quotation marks around the word Jet caused a glitch.
"That caused a line break and that affected the precinct's full name and address," Latimer said. "A voter called us to let us know and we took immediate action to rectify it." The new cards will be in Friday's mail.
Pinellas uses a private vendor, Majestic Marketing, to print voter information cards. A voter also notified Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, who called Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. Rouson issued a statement Thursday saying Clark and her staff "immediately recognized the problem and determined to fix it so that all voters will properly be referred accurately to the precinct."