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Presidential Preference Candidate Name Misspelling

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February 23, 2012
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Diane Lowe, Lead Election Specialist
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It has come to my attention that Presidential Preference Candidate Michele Bachmann’s name is misspelled on the Presidential Preference Vote Candidate Certification.  Representative Bachmann’s last name is spelled with a double “n,” not one “n” as shown on the certification.  The name should appear as:

Michele Bachmann

Please instruct your printers and programmers to correct this error so that your April 3, 2012 ballots are correct.  If your April 3, 2012 ballots have been printed and equipment has been programmed, the ballots will need to be reprinted and programming will have to be corrected.  The Presidential-Only ballots sent to military and overseas voters do not have to be resent.

I sincerely apologize for this error and truly hope the inconvenience of correcting the error is not overly burdensome.  The error is mine and should have been addressed earlier.

If you have questions, please contact Diane Lowe, Elections Specialist, at 608-266-3276 or  Thank you.

cc: Kevin J. Kennedy
 Director and General Counsel
 Government Accountability Board

 Nathaniel E. Robinson
 Elections Division Administrator
 Government Accountability Board

 Ross D. Hein
 Elections Supervisor
 Government Accountability Board