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Old voter ID flyers reported in Harrisburg mailboxes

Published by Laura Olson on .

voterIDpostcardDepartment of State officials say they're investigating why some Harrisburg residents received outdated voter ID flyers yesterday.

Democratic staffers emailed copies of the mailers late last night. The image they sent of flyers matches the postcards sent by state officials in September, prior to the judge's October injunction.

There had been reports previously of delayed postcards -- which indicate that a photo ID is required to vote, which is incorrect -- being received, but the ones in the Harrisburg area are a particular concern to Democrats because of the neck-to-neck state Senate race here.

The contest to succeed former GOP Sen. Jeffrey Piccola is one of the Senate Democrats' top opportunities to pick up a seat, along with districts in Erie and Pittsburgh's South Hills. 

Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman said this morning that the agency has heard reports of the belated mailers, and that all of its mailers were sent between Sept. 17 and 24.

"We are investigating--these were NOT sent by us at this time," Ruman wrote in an email.

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