Boat needed in this Minneapolis voting precinct
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November 13, 2012 12:00 PM | 433 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Not one single voter cast a ballot in one Minneapolis precinct on Election Day. That’s because the only living species in Ward 10, Precinct 3B is of the aquatic variety.

A newly redistricted precinct map shows 3B is located entirely in the eastern half of Lake Calhoun — the biggest lake in Minneapolis. City Clerk Casey Carl says the watery precinct is the "unintentional result of a programming error" made in drawing new ward boundary lines during the redistricting process.

Barry Clegg is chairman of the Charter Commission, which draws the lines. Clegg tells the Star Tribunethe mapping software couldn’t draw a line around the edge of the lake without putting a census block in the wrong ward. He says it was supposed to be cleaned up for the final map, but never was.

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Information from: Star Tribune.

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