Some Maricopa County bookmarks err on voting date

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Associated Press

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 7:07 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County elections officials are drawing criticism for another instance of providing the wrong date for the Nov. 6 general election in materials printed in Spanish.

County elections spokeswoman Yvonne Reed acknowledges that the Spanish language side of 2,000 of the 3,000 printed bookmarks with election information erroneously give the election date as Nov. 8.

Liberal activists are accusing Republican County Recorder Helen Purcell of trying to suppress the Hispanic vote.

Reed denies that and takes responsibility for the error. She says she failed to change all the dates when updating a printing sheet used last year when some jurisdictions held elections on Nov. 8.

The county previously acknowledged that it printed up to 50 Spanish language voting information cards with the wrong date for this year's general election.

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