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Several Manhattan Voters Sent to Wrong Polling Sites

By DNAinfo Staff on September 14, 2010 5:02pm

Sol Szmulewicz shows off the two postcards he received from the City's Board of Elections, directing him to two different polling sites.
Sol Szmulewicz shows off the two postcards he received from the City's Board of Elections, directing him to two different polling sites.
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By Ben Fractenberg and Jill Colvin

DNAinfo Staff

MIDTOWN EAST — Multiple voters were directed to the wrong polling site to cast their primary ballots in Manhattan Tuesday.

Husband and wife Sol and Laureen Szmulewicz, who live on the Upper West Side, received a postcard from the City's Board of Elections instructing them to vote at Central Synagogue at East 55th Street and Lexington Ave.

But when they arrived, the senior citizens were told they weren't on the list.

"Someone doesn't have their act together," Laureen said after the mix-up.

The two were eventually given a referral to another polling location, closer to their home on the Upper West Side.

Renee Catalo, 27, who lives on Fifth Avenue just below Central Park, said she'd first received a notice directing her to a high school on West 58th Street. She then received a second notice directing her to the Coliseum Park Apartments at 345 W. 58th St.

Sol Szmulewicz, with wife Laureen, shows off a referral card directing him to a new polling location after he discovered his name wasn't on the list.
Sol Szmulewicz, with wife Laureen, shows off a referral card directing him to a new polling location after he discovered his name wasn't on the list.
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