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Washington state voters alerted to registration error

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials are notifying voters of a registration error that could affect around 1,000 people attempting to cast a ballot in the state election scheduled for Tuesday.

The Seattle Times reports officials have contacted voters by phone and email after detecting a problem with voter registrations submitted through Washington’s health plan website.

The website provides a voter registration option for people enrolling in health or dental coverage and transmits the information to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Officials say the Washington Health Benefit Exchange underwent a system upgrade in August that caused some voter registration information to be transmitted to the wrong account in the state system.

Officials say the Secretary of State’s Office discovered the registration error last week and fixed the problem by Thursday evening.

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